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By Ann Cvetkovich

ISBN-10: 0822330768

ISBN-13: 9780822330769

ISBN-10: 0822330881

ISBN-13: 9780822330882

In this daring new paintings of cultural feedback, Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer method of trauma. She argues for the significance of recognizing—and archiving—accounts of trauma that belong as a lot to the standard and daily as to the area of disaster. An Archive of emotions contends that the sector of trauma experiences, constrained via too strict a department among the general public and the non-public, has ignored the stories of girls and queers. Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate clinical and scientific discourses at the topic, Cvetkovich develops as a substitute a sex-positive technique lacking even from such a lot feminist paintings on trauma. She demanding situations the sector to have interaction extra totally with sexual trauma and the big variety of emotions in its neighborhood, together with these linked to butch-femme intercourse and aids activism and caretaking. 

An Archive of emotions brings jointly oral histories from lesbian activists all for act up/New York; readings of literature via Dorothy Allison, Leslie Feinberg, Cherríe Moraga, and Shani Mootoo; video clips by means of Jean Carlomusto and Pratibha Parmar; and performances by way of Lisa Kron, Carmelita Tropicana, and the bands Le Tigre and Tribe eight. Cvetkovich finds how activism, functionality, and literature provide upward thrust to public cultures that paintings via trauma and remodel the stipulations generating it. by means of having a look heavily at connections among sexuality, trauma, and the construction of lesbian public cultures, Cvetkovich makes these stories which were driven to the peripheries of trauma tradition the defining rules of a brand new building of sexual trauma—one within which trauma catalyzes the production of cultural files and political communities.

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