Books written by Sara Ahmed

Queer phenomenology

Duke University Press Books | November 13, 2006 | 223 pages
Theoretical study of the spatialization of sexuality through a consideration of how the "orientation" of bodies within a social space informs concepts of sexual desire.  More Info

The cultural politics of emotion

August 18, 2004 | 224 pages
InThe Cultural Politics of the Emotions, Sara Ahmed develops a new methodology for reading "the emotionality of texts." She offers analyses of the role of emotions in debates on international terrorism, asylum and migration, and reconciliation and reparation, and reflects on the role of emotions in... More Info

Strange Encounters

Psychology Press | June 17, 2019 | 212 pages
Using feminist and postcolonial theory, this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalisation on embodiment and community, whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism.  More Info

The Promise of Happiness

Duke University Press Books | April 6, 2010 | 326 pages
DIVThe Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy... More Info

On Being Included

March 28, 2012 | 254 pages
Ahmed argues that a commitment to diversity is frequently substituted for a commitment to actual change. She traces the work that diversity does, examining how the term is used and the way it serves to make questions about racism seem impertinent. Her study is based in universities and her research... More Info