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A relation of cruel optimism exists when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing. Offering bold new ways of conceiving the present, Lauren Berlant describes the cruel optimism that has prevailed since the 1980s, as the social-democratic promise of the postwar period in the U

Author Lauren Berlant

Pages 352

Publisher Duke University Press

Published Date 2011-10-27

ISBN 0822351110 9780822351115

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