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Shame and Its Sisters


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Table of Contents

Shame in the Cybernetic Fold: Reading Silvan Tomkins / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank 1
A Note on the Text 29
1 What Are Affects? 33
2 Interest-Excitement 75
3 Enjoyment-Joy 81
4 Surprise-Startle 107
5 Distress-Anguish 109
6 Shame-Humiliation and Contempt-Disgust 133
7 Script Theory and Nuclear Scripts 179
8 Anger 197
9 Fear-Terror 235
10 Perception: The Body Image and Phantom Limbs 241
Silvan S. Tomkins: A Biographical Sketch / Irving E. Alexander 251
Index 265

About the Author

At the time of her death in 2009, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center. Her many publications include A Dialogue On Love (Beacon, 1999); Fat Art/Thin Art (Duke, 1994); Tendencies (Duke, 1993); and Epistemology of the Closet (California, 1990).


"Shame and Its Sisters will have a major impact on the study of culture in the coming years, and on several fronts. It is a significant contribution to the current rethinking of emotion and affect that promises to explore the limits of Freudian and dialectical models of the self, its pleasures, desires, and projects."-W. J. T. Mitchell, Editor, Critical Inquiry
"A fascinating, timely, and richly `awry' contribution to recent work on problems of agency, affect, and the nature/culture debate generally. The introduction is superb, exact, and incisive. Shame and Its Sisters will be of real interest to a wide range of readers in the humanities, including history, literature, psychoanalytic theory, work on the problem of the body and the `subject,' systems theory, and more."-Mark Seltzer, Cornell University

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