Skip to main content
  • free

    Life giving resources. Faithfully delivered.

    FREE delivery on orders over £10

  • UK

    Serving over 2 million Christians in the UK

    with Bibles, Books and Church Supplies

  • Church

    Our Buy-Now-Pay-Later accounts used

    by over 4,000 UK Churches & Schools

  • Excellent 4.8 out of 5

    Trustpilot

What's the Use?: On the Uses of Use

[Paperback]

by Sara Ahmed

    • Author

      Sara Ahmed

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Duke University Press

    • Published

      October 2019

      Read full description

      Today's Price

      £15.41

      Save 36%

      Free delivery icon

      Free UK Delivery


      Available - Usually dispatched within 4 days


      • Paypal
      • Google Pay
      • Apple Pay
      • Visa
      • Mastercard
      • Amex

      What's the Use?: On the Uses of Use

      Today's Price £15.41


      Frequently Bought Together

      Add both to basket for £38.61 and save £10.37


      Product Description

      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 a way of reanimating the project of diversity work as the ordinary and painstaking task of opening up institutions to those who have historically been excluded.

      Specification

      • Author

        Sara Ahmed

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Duke University Press

      • Published

        October 2019

      • Weight

        409g

      • Dimensions

        150 x 227 x 16 mm

      • ISBN

        9781478006503

      • ISBN-10

        1478006501

      • Eden Code

        5140355

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Sara Ahmed

      • ISBN: 9781478006503

      • Publisher: Duke University Press

      • Release Date: October 2019

      • Weight: 409g

      • Dimensions: 150 x 227 x 16 mm

      • Eden Code: 5140355


      Product Q+A

      Ask a Question

      Recently Viewed