On the Inconvenience of Other People-9781478018452

On the Inconvenience of Other People by Berlant, Lauren

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Author: Berlant, Lauren

Literary theory

Published on 20 September 2022 by Duke University Press in the United States as part of 'the Writing Matters!' series.

Paperback | 256 pages, 18 illustrations
153 x 228 x 20 | 378g

In On the Inconvenience of Other People Lauren Berlant continues to explore our affective engagement with the world. Berlant focuses on the encounter with and the desire for the bother of other people and objects, showing that to be driven toward attachment is to desire to be inconvenienced. Drawing on a range of sources, including Last Tango in Paris, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Claudia Rankine, Christopher Isherwood, Bhanu Kapil, the Occupy movement, and resistance to anti-Black state violence, Berlant poses inconvenience as an affective relation and considers how we might loosen our attachments in ways that allow us to build new forms of life. Collecting strategies for breaking apart a world in need of disturbing, the book's experiments in thought and writing cement Berlant's status as one of the most inventive and influential thinkers of our time.