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The Resource What's the use? : on the uses of use, Sara Ahmed

What's the use? : on the uses of use, Sara Ahmed

Label
What's the use? : on the uses of use
Title
What's the use?
Title remainder
on the uses of use
Statement of responsibility
Sara Ahmed
Title variation
What is the use?
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In What's the Use? Sara Ahmed continues the work she began in The Promise of Happiness and Willful Subjects by taking up a single word--in this case, use--and following it around. She shows how use became associated with life and strength in nineteenth century biological and social thought and considers how utilitarianism offered a set of educational techniques for shaping individuals by directing them toward useful ends. Ahmed also explores how spaces become restricted to some uses and users with specific reference to universities. She notes, however, the potential for queer use: how things can be used in ways that were not intended or by those for whom they were not intended. Ahmed posits queer use as way of reanimating the project of diversity work as the ordinary and painstaking work of opening up institutions to those who have historically been excluded from them"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Sara
Dewey number
303.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B843
LC item number
.A364 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utilitarianism
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Queer theory
  • Education, Higher
  • Queer theory
  • Universities and colleges
  • Nutzen
  • Nutzung
  • Universität
  • Utilitarismus
  • Philosophie
  • Queer-Theorie
Label
What's the use? : on the uses of use, Sara Ahmed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A useful archive -- Using things -- The biology of use and disuse -- Use as technique -- Use and the university -- Queer use
Control code
on1083465883
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9781478006503
Lccn
2019010882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
What's the use? : on the uses of use, Sara Ahmed
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A useful archive -- Using things -- The biology of use and disuse -- Use as technique -- Use and the university -- Queer use
Control code
on1083465883
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9781478006503
Lccn
2019010882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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