POLITICS AND EMOTION
2012/2013, Semester 1
University Scholars Programme (University Scholars Programme)
Modular Credits: 4
Emotions, it is often said, has no place in politics. Where the former is thought to be primal and unruly, the latter is regarded as the realm of reason, of pragmatic and thoughtful deliberations. But how accurate is such a view? Don’t emotions typically accompany our political judgments and actions? Might they perhaps condition such responses, priming them and orienting us towards certain political attitudes and dispositions? Organized around five emotions—fear, disgust, grief, compassion, and hope— this module explores how emotions circulate within political life, how they emerge and are deployed for the mobilization of identities, sovereign legitimacy, ethical responsibility, and resistance.
Not applicable to USP First-Tier modules. USP Advanced modules (Course-Based Modules, CBMs) may state general pre-requisite skills/knowledge. Prerequisites should not make reference to NUS modules.
Not applicable to USP modules.
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