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Affective relations : the transnational politics of empathy

Author: Carolyn Pedwell
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Pedwell
ISBN: 9781137275257 1137275251
OCLC Number: 968924231
Description: xv, 243 pages ; 22 cm
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Introduction: Empathy, Emotional Politics and Transnationality1. Economies of Empathy: Obama, Neoliberalism and Social Justice2. Affective (Self- ) Transformations: Empathy, Social Theory and International Development3. Affect at the Margins: Alternative Empathies in A Small Place4. Affective Translation: Empathy and The Memory of Love5. Circuits of Feeling in The Age of EmpathyConclusions: Empathy and its Afterlives
Responsibility: Carolyn Pedwell, Newcastle University, UK

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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  Read more...

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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, Read more...

 
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