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Affective Relations: The Transnational Politics of Empathy - Thinking Gender in Transnational Times (Hardback)
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Affective Relations: The Transnational Politics of Empathy - Thinking Gender in Transnational Times (Hardback)

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Hardback 258 Pages / Published: 05/09/2014
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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'.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137275257
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 4287 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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"It not only contributes to a growing body of scholarship on affect theory and neoliberal governmentality, but also problematises the ways in which empathy is mobilised by Western corporations, governments and humanitarian organisations. Affective Relations is a thought-provoking read that will appeal to a broad range of scholars, including those interested in postcolonial or transnational feminism, critical race theory and/or political anthropology." (Robin Valenzuela, feminist review, Vol. 116 (1), July, 2017)


"Pedwell engages with the politics of empathy as a politics of emotion that is simultaneously material and discursive, relational and embodied, local and transnational. Due to its disciplinary breadth, Affective Relations has something to offer anyone studying emotion from a biological, cultural, and/or political perspective." (Nicole Laliberte, Emotion, Space and Society, Vol. 21, November, 2016)


"Pedwell's rich study examines the diverse ways in which empathy is mobilised - from political speeches that uphold neoliberalism, to postcolonial literatures that refuse certain forms of empathic connection. ... The framework of Affective Relations is strongly interdisciplinary, bringing literatures from feminism, postcolonialism, neuroscience, psychoanalysis and popular science into dialogue. ... This is an ambitious project that highlights how empathy materialises in different spheres, through different media, and through different types of encounter." (Amanda Rogers, societyandspace.org, April, 2015)

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