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A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky
Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling
her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. In
essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has
developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what
she calls "tools and techniques for nondualistic thought," in the
process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as
psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the
Foucauldian "hermeneutics of suspicion." In prose sometimes
somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving,
Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works
by Henry James, J. L. Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist
Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. What links the
work of teaching to the experience of illness? How can shame
become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure?
Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Is paranoia the only
realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Ultimately,
Sedgwick's unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness
propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring.