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Affective relations : the transnational politics of empathy, Carolyn Pedwell, (electronic book ;)

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Affective relations : the transnational politics of empathy
Title
Affective relations
Title remainder
the transnational politics of empathy
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Pedwell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Exploring the ambivalent grammar of empathy where questions of geo-politics and social justice are at stake - in popular science, international development, postcolonial fiction, feminist and queer theory - this book addresses the critical implications of empathy's uneven effects. It offers a vital transnational perspective on the 'turn to affect'.
  • "While the book deals broadly with affect, the focus on empathy breaks through the prevailing paralysis created by trying to micro-manage the distinctions between affect, emotion and feeling. Instead Pedwell provides a refreshingly clear account of the many ways in which 'the turn to affect' has irrupted across numerous disciplines with unexpected consequences. Affective Relations gives a much-needed critical evaluation of the contexts within which empathy/emotion/affect function. For example, cultivating empathy holds no guarantees for achieving the moral high ground and is always predicated on how one is located. Pedwell crucially reminds us that translating across affective categories is always embedded in specific societal and cultural meaning systems that include neo-colonial enterprises in the development field where identifying with the emotional lives of marginalised others often translates into new models of appropriation and reification." - Sneja Gunew, University of British Columbia, Canada "This book achieves a difficult task: it questions how empathy is assumed as a political as well as affective resolution without giving up on the promise of empathy. Characterised by generous (even empathetic) reading practices throughout, Affective Relations explores how empathy is translated and activated in transnational domains. By not assuming that empathy begins or ends with human subjects, this book succeeds in opening empathy up by opening empathy out. It offers a careful and thoughtful exploration of empathy as an embodied relation, one that confronts as well as connects, and will be a very welcome addition to the growing scholarly literature on affect and emotion." - Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
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UK-WkNB
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Pedwell, Carolyn
Dewey number
302.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thinking gender in transnational times
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  • Empathy
  • Emotions
  • Social psychology
  • Interpersonal relations
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Affective Relations: The Transnational Politics of Empathy explores the power dynamics underlying the contemporary affective injunction to 'be empathetic', and their complex social and geopolitical implications. Through analysis of a range of popular and scholarly sites and texts - including Obama's speeches and memoirs, best-selling business books, international development literatures, popular science tracts, postcolonial literature and feminist, anti-racist and queer theory - this book investigates the possibilities, risks and contradictions of figuring empathy as an affective tool for engendering transnational social justice. Opening up new ways of thinking and feeling empathetic politics beyond universalist calls to 'put oneself in the others' shoes', it examines empathy's dynamic links to processes of location, translation, imagination and attunement. Affective Relations is interested in how empathy might be translated differently - how dominant liberal, neoliberal and neocolonial visions and practices of empathy can be reinterpreted in the context of transnationality to activate alternative affective connections, solidarities and potentialities
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Affective relations : the transnational politics of empathy, Carolyn Pedwell, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Introduction: Empathy, Emotional Politics and Transnationality 1. Economies of Empathy: Obama, Neoliberalism and Social Justice 2. Affective (Self-) Transformations: Empathy, Social Theory and International Development 3. Affect at the Margins: Alternative Empathies in A Small Place 4. Affective Translation: Empathy and The Memory of Love 5. Circuits of Feeling in The Age of Empathy Conclusions: Empathy and its Afterlives
Control code
9781137275264
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137275264
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unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Affective relations : the transnational politics of empathy, Carolyn Pedwell, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Introduction: Empathy, Emotional Politics and Transnationality 1. Economies of Empathy: Obama, Neoliberalism and Social Justice 2. Affective (Self-) Transformations: Empathy, Social Theory and International Development 3. Affect at the Margins: Alternative Empathies in A Small Place 4. Affective Translation: Empathy and The Memory of Love 5. Circuits of Feeling in The Age of Empathy Conclusions: Empathy and its Afterlives
Control code
9781137275264
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137275264
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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