研究期間：10108~10207;The present research project observes the convergence of two important theoretical paradigms in the present age—that between governance and emotions—so as to investigate the power deployment and subject formation, structure of feelings and volatility of the crowds, cultural representations and the return of the banished all under the globalization of neo-liberalism. The project will trace how a new sensibility is formed in the progression of a modernization process dominated by instrumental reason, as well as the implications of Marcuse’s concept of “new sensibility” for considerations of radical subjectivity. Special attention will be paid to how a women-children-oriented victim sensibility becomes linked with the civility that constitutes modernity to produce a world of homogenization of values as well as condemnation of the morally dissident, resulting in a new set of civic norms for the globalized world. These civic norms are moving away from codifications and regulation of behavior, toward self-righteous fervor and active collective efforts at social purification. The project will also discuss how recent theories are picking up bad emotions banished by the ideal of civility, in an effort to excavate empowering and resistant forces.