Publication Date

4-15-2017

Advisor(s)

J. Kehaulani Kauanui

Major

American Studies (AMST)

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

This thesis examines the co-constructed nature of race and emotions in conversation. Using affect studies as my primary theoretical framework, I seek to discuss the ways that emotions inform our conceptions of the self and the other. Stemming out of a highly emotional and racially-charged time in our country's history, what with the prevalence of the Black Lives Matter Movement and and its vocal rejection of tone policing, this thesis grapples with feelings of fear and anger in order to better understand how racialized beings navigate the world in relation to one another.

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