- xiii, 190 pages ; 23 cm.
- "This book examines qualities of resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for working productively with such resistance. Research in neuroscience, education, sociology, political science, and the humanities has contributed to a revisionary understanding of how emotion grounds human reason, interaction, and communication. Colleges and Universities produce and distribute information but do very little to ensure that information is effectively assimilated and employed as solutions to real problems. This book outlines an agenda that makes emotional experience central to educational practice"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Emotional Demands of Information Assimilation -- 2. The Psychology and Biology of the Desire Not to Know -- 3. Symptomatic Fixation, Emotion, and Social Alliance -- 4. Academic Allegiance and Attacks on Linking -- 5. Information Relays and the Touched Nerves of Global Injustice.