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Sara Ahmed

Habits of Highly Affective People (Guest Post by Kurt Newman)

(Editor’s Note: this is the fourth in a series of weekly guest posts by Kurt Newman — Ben Alpers) The Blue Smock of Happiness Like most viewers (I imagine) of Richard Press’s 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, I left the movie theater filled with envy for its subject, the New York Times’ charming roving fashion photographer. In a Cunninghamian mode, I have chosen, in this installment of my series on critical theory for historians, to train my focus on signs of new intellectual passions—passions that I think will soon begin to concern historians. These are not, properly speaking, “new”—but Read more