This post builds on the research article “A Properly Political Concept of Love: Three Approaches in Ten Pages,” which was published in the November 2011 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology has published many essays on culture and theory, including: Marisol de la Cadena's "Indigenous Cosmopolitics in the Andes: Conceptual Reflections Beyond 'Politics'" (2010); Erice Bornstein's "The Impulse of Philanthropy" (2009); Danilyn Rutherford's "Sympathy, State Building, and the Experience of Empire" (2009); and Michael M.J. Fischer's "Culture and Cultural Analysis as Experimental Systems" (2007).
Cultural Anthropology has also published multiple articles on the theme of intimacies. Examples include: Nancy Rose Hunt's "An Acoustic Register, Tenacious Images, and Congolese Scenes of Rape and Repetition" (2008); S. Lochlann Jain's "Cancer Butch" (2007); Mark Liechty's "Carnal Economies: The Commodification of Food and Sex in Kathmandu" (2005); and Debra Curtis' "Commodities and Sexual Subjectivities: A Look at Capitalism and Its Desires" (2004).
Selected Works by the Author
Cruel Optimism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.
"Opulism." South Atlantic Quarterly 110.1(2010): 235-242.
"Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of 'Health.'" In Against Health. Jonathan Metzl et. al, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
"Neither Monstruous nor Pastoral, but Scary and Sweet: Some Thoughts on Sex and Emotional Performance in Intimacies and What Do Gay Men Want?" Women and Performance 19.2(2009): 261-273.
"Affect is the New Trauma." The Minnesota Review, 2009. Rpt. 2010.
The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
"Thinking About Feeling Historical." Emotion, Space, and Society 1.1(2008): 4-9.
"Nearly Utopian, Nearly Normal: Post-Fordist Affect in La Promesse and Rosetta." Public Culture 19.2(2007): 272-301.
"Citizenship." In Keywords of American Cultural Studies. Bruce Burgett and Glen Hendler, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
"Starved." South Atlantic Quarterly 106.3(2007): 433-44.
"Slow Death." Critical Inquiry 33(2007): 754-80. Berlant, Lauren ed.
Compassion. Berlant, Lauren and Lisa Duggan, eds. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest. Berlant, Lauren and Laura Letinsky. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Venus Inferred. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.
The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Bersani, Leo and Adam Phillips. Intimacies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Gregg, Melissa and Greg Seigworth, eds. The Affect Theory Reader. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri. Commonwealth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.
Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Thrift, Nigel. Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect. London: Routledge, 2007.