Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004)
Patricia Clough and Jean Halley, eds., The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007)
Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, The Affect Theory Reader (2008)
Feelings are complicated. Whether your response is “I laugh because I will cry if I don’t” or “I cry because I will laugh if I don’t” (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) – these shows will take you there.