Race, Cognition, Narrative
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Texas Press
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...out whose constant support this book would not have been possible. I also thank his University of Texas Press Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series co-editors, Arturo Aldama and Patrick Colm Hogan; my editor at UT Press, Jim Burr; the reviewers of my partment Chair Peter Bellis; Linda Frost (now at EKU); Jill Pruett; ...
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Anger gets a bad rap. Calling someone “angry” often labels that person as irrational, unstable, and unpredictable. To say “He’s just angry” or “She spoke out of anger” implies something beyond rea-son, acting as an excuse or an indictment. Regardless of the merits of that person’s reasons for anger, the characterization of “angry” can ...
1. Anger as Cognition
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...tion, highlighting central insights and debates about anger within cognitive psychology. Despite discussion of a “warrior gene” that pre-disposes certain individuals toward greater aggression and violence (“Can Genes”), surprisingly little consensus exists among cognitive psychologists about what actually constitutes anger—its triggers, ...
2. Anger as Culture
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We are talking about characteristic elements of impulse, restraint, and tone; specifi cally affective elements of consciousness and relationships: not feeling against thought, but thought as felt and feeling as thought: practical consciousness of a present kind, in a tive psychology about anger; this chapter surveys some approaches ...
3. Liberal Anger: Technologies of Anger in Crash
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Do you wanna hear something funny? . . . You’re the best friend W.schy was the 2005 film Crash so popular? Critics have discussed how Crash actually exacerbates the racial problems that it strives to critique. Directed by Paul Haggis, the fi lm spans two days in Los An-geles, focusing on characters of various races whose lives intersect ...
4. Temporality and the Politics of Reading Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
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We had been in this lavatory forever. . . . It seemed as if I had spent my life in that basement, doing the worst thing I had yet done to ine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior in my American literature survey, students invariably tend to do two things: they evince sur-prise that Malcolm X is so much less angry than they had expected, ...
5. Anger and Space in Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not
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This perpetual rage was unbearable for me. I considered myself a moral person. In fact, as a moral woman I did not intend to harbour W.schile Tsitsi Dangarembga’s acclaimed fi rst novel, Nervous Conditions, is characterized by what we might think of as “large anger,” the sequel, The Book of Not, consists of what we might dub ...
6. Estranging Rage: Ngugi’s Devil on the Cross and Wizard of the Crow
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...readers and critics of the novel would characterize it as affective in the familiar terms of the bourgeois novel; indeed, this work is not emotive or sentimental in the same way as Ngugi’s early novels, nor does it contain the collective emotions generated by redefi ned here, or is the novel simply incapable of sustaining the ...
7. “This Game Is Rigged”: The Wire and Agency Attribution
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Wire, “Lessons,” provides a brief but striking example of the inter-actions of cognition, emotion, and context. Sarah, a young girl un-der the care of Wallace, a sixteen-year-old low-level drug dealer in the Barksdale drug organization, comes to ask him for help with her math homework. Wallace quickly and easily reads the problem aloud ...
Conclusion. Anger and Outrage
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The worst attitude is indifference. “There’s nothing I can do; I get by”—adopting this mindset will deprive you of one of the fundamental qualities of being human: outrage. Our capacity for austerity protests, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since then, however, people around the world have transformed their frustration ...
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Page Count: 227
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture Series