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    The Turn to Affect: A Critique.Ruth Leys - 2011 - Critical Inquiry 37 (3):434-472.
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    Mead's Voices: Imitation as Foundation, or, the Struggle Against Mimesis.Ruth Leys - 1993 - Critical Inquiry 19 (2):277-307.
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    Traumatic Cures: Shell Shock, Janet, and the Question of Memory.Ruth Leys - 1994 - Critical Inquiry 20 (4):623-662.
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    Image and Trauma.Ruth Leys - 2006 - Science in Context 19 (1):137-149.
    ArgumentIn 1980, when the diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was introduced into the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, survivor guilt – a symptom long associated with trauma of the Holocaust and other extreme experiences – was included in the list of symptom criteria. But in the revised edition of the manual of 1987, survivor guilt was demoted to the status of merely an “associated feature” of the condition. Now that survivor guilt has disappeared from the (...)
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  5. The Real Miss Beauchamp: Gender and the Subject of Imitation.Ruth Leys - 1992 - In Judith Butler & Joan Wallach Scott (eds.), Feminists Theorize the Political. Routledge. pp. 167--214.
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    Reply to My Commentators – Review Symposium on Leys’s The Ascent of Affect.Ruth Leys - 2020 - History of the Human Sciences 33 (2):150-159.
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    Surveying the Emotions.Ruth Leys - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (2):109-110.
    A commentary on Robert Kagan’s What is Emotion? (2007). The commentary praises the author for the range and breadth of his analysis and for his skepticism concerning the common tendency to equate emotions with brain states. At the same time, I raise questions about the terms in which Kagan attempts to separate out the distinct components of the emotional “cascade.” In particular, I suggest that by treating the appraisal or interpretation of the changes in bodily feelings as a distinct phase (...)
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