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States of Rage : On Cultural Emotion and Social Change - Renee R. Curry

States of Rage

On Cultural Emotion and Social Change

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9780814715307
Number Of Pages: 280

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States of Rage permeate our culture and our daily lives. From the anti-Catholic protests of ACT-UP to the political posturing of Al Sharpton, from the LA Riots to anti-abortion gunmen murdering clinic personnel, the unleashing of rage, marginalized or institutional, has translated into dead bodies on our campuses and city streets, in our public buildings and in our homes. Rage seems to have gained a currency in the past decade which it previously did not possess. Suddenly we appear willing to employ it more often to describe our own or others' mental states or actions. Rage succinctly describes an ongoing emotional state for many residents and citizens of the United States and elsewhere.

States of Rage gathers for the first time a critical mass of writing about rage--its function, expression, and utilities. It examines rage as a cultural phenomenon, delineating its use and explaining why this emotional state increasingly intrudes into our social, artistic, and academic existences. What is the relationship between rage and power(lessness)? How does rage relate to personal or social injustice? Can we ritualize rage or is it always spontaneous? Finally, what provokes rage and what is provocative about it? Essays shed light on the psychological and social origins of rage, its relationship to the self, its connection to culture, and its possible triggers.

The volume includes chapters on violence in the workplace, the Montreal massacre, female murderers, the rage of African- American filmmakers, rage as a reaction to persecution, the rage of AIDS activists, class rage, and rage in the academy.

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Introduction: Invitation to Ragep. 1
Female Lives, Feminist Deaths: The Relationship of the Montreal Massacre to Dissociation, Incest, and Violence against Womenp. 15
Violence, the Emotionally Enraged Employee, and the Workplace: Managerial Considerationsp. 35
Over His Dead Body: Female Murderers, Female Rage, and Western Culturep. 62
Fuck Community, or Why I Support Gay-Bashingp. 74
Whatup in the 'Hood? The Rage of African-American Filmmakersp. 91
Rage and Remembrance: The AIDS Playsp. 107
The Aesthetic Politics of Ragep. 126
"All Anger and Understanding": Kureishi, Culture, and Contemporary Constructions of Ragep. 146
The Psychohistory of Jewish Rage and Redemption as Seen through Its Artp. 167
Aborted Rage in Beth Henley's Womenp. 179
My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Ragep. 195
Class Matters: Symbolic Boundaries and Cultural Exclusionp. 219
Second-Rate or Second-Rank: The Human Pyramid of Academep. 230
The Rage of Innocents: On Casting the First Stone in a Sea of Cultural Painp. 245
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780814715307
ISBN-10: 0814715303
Series: 60
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36

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