The Living Handbook of Feelings:


An Affective Vocabulary for Dystopian Subjectivities 

This project endeavors to describe the multiplicity of feelings that arise out of living in our dystopian world. The aim of this project is to highlight the capacity for the humanities to expand upon the individualized and scientific linguistic toolbox of psychology. In describing the discontents and joys of our experiences, I hope to provide a psychic vocabulary for personal and community growth through emotional literacy development. In doing so, I strive to open pathways for (a) resistance to the sociopolitical problems and causes underlying our emotional lives, (b) solidarity through vulnerability, communication, critique, and understanding, and (c) a refreshed, renewed, clearer commitment to the wonders of experience worth protecting and cultivating



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