Affectivity and Race

Studies from Nordic Contexts

Author: Rikke Andreassen,Kathrine Vitus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317184688

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 6357

This book presents new empirical studies of social difference in the Nordic welfare states, in order to advance novel theoretical perspectives on the everyday practices and macro-politics of race and gender in multi-ethnic societies. With attention to the specific political and cultural landscapes of the Nordic countries, Affectivity and Race draws on a variety of sources, including television programmes, news media, fictional literature, interviews, ethnographic observations, teaching curricula and policy documents, to explore the ways in which ideas about affectivity and emotion afford new insights into the experience of racial difference and the unfolding of political discourses on race in various social spheres. Organised around the themes of the politicisation of race through affect, the way that race produces affect and the affective experience of race, this interdisciplinary collection sheds light on the role of feelings in the formation of subjectivities, how race and whiteness are affectively circulated in public life and the ways in which emotions contribute to regimes of inclusion and exclusion. As such it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences, with interests in sociology, anthropology, media, literary and cultural studies, race and ethnicity, and Nordic studies.
Posted in Social Science

From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict

An Anthropological Perspective on International Ethnic Conflict

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472085385

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 352

A responsible guide to understanding ethnic conflict, with five major case studies
Posted in History

The Politics of Survival

Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Author: Lara Trout

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823232956

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 362

View: 2570

'This is a brave book, balancing strong scholarship, clear organization, and a provocative-reading Peirce.-Roger Ward, Georgetown College --
Posted in Family & Relationships

Mediated Kinship

Gender, Race and Sexuality in Donor Families

Author: Rikke Andreassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351233416

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 5470

Illustrating the fascinating intersections of online media and new kinship, this book presents a study of the increasing numbers of single women and lesbian couples reproducing by using donor sperm. It explores how they connect with each other online, develop intimate digital communities and, most importantly, locate their children’s hitherto unknown biological half-siblings, throughout the world. The author discusses how these new families - consisting of only mothers - engage in extended families involving large numbers of ‘donor siblings’. The new families challenge previous understandings of kinship, and provide illustrations of how norms of gender, sexuality and family are challenged, negotiated and maintained in contemporary times. A crucial study of contemporary formations of family, gender and race, Mediated Kinship discusses the racial aspects of the world’s largest sperm bank exporting Danish sperm (termed ‘Viking sperm’), and explores the narratives of whiteness and imagined racial superiority that circulate among mothers, as well as the racialisations accompanying commercial online sperm sales. By analysing contemporary families of donor-conceived children in the context of legislation, reproduction technologies and online media, the book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in race and ethnicity, whiteness, gender, sexuality, kinship and the sociology of the family.
Posted in Social Science

Deleuze and Race

Author: Arun Saldanha

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748669612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 7942

The first collection of essays on the Deleuzian study of race. An international and multidisciplinary team of scholars inaugurates this field with this wide-ranging and evocative array of case studies.
Posted in Philosophy

Mediated Intimacies

Connectivities, Relationalities and Proximities

Author: Rikke Andreassen,Michael Nebeling Petersen,Katherine Harrison,Tobias Raun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351804081

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 6699

Social media, characterized by user-generated content, interactivity, participation and community formation, have gained much research attention in recent years. At the same time, intimacy, affectivity and emotions are increasingly growing as fields of study. While these two areas are often interwoven, the actual interconnections are rarely studied in detail. This anthology explores how social media construct new types of intimacies, and how practices of intimacy shape the development and use of new media, offering empirical knowledge, theoretical insights and an international perspective on the flourishing field of digital intimacies. Chapters present a range of research tools used, such as interviews, online ethnography, visual analysis, text analysis and video analysis. There is also rich variation in sources for the empirical material studied, including Tumblr, YouTube, dating sites, hook-up sites, Facebook, Snapchat, Couchsurfing, selfies, blogs and photographs, as well as smartphones, tablets and computers. By focusing on the intersection between social media and intimacies, and their continuous co-constitution, this anthology offers new insights into the vast landscape of contemporary media reality. It will be a valuable resource for teachers, students and scholars with an interest in new media, communication, intimacy and affectivity.
Posted in Social Science

Race and Ethnicity

Culture, Identity and Representation

Author: Stephen Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134086598

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 6231

Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this completely revised and updated textbook is a critical guide to issues and theories of ‘race’ and ethnicity. It shows how these concepts came into being during colonial domination and how they became central – and until recently, unquestioned – aspects of social identity and division. This book provides students with a detailed understanding of colonial and post-colonial constructions, changes and challenges to race as a source of social division and inequality. Drawing upon rich international case studies from Australia, Guyana, Canada, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Ireland and the UK, the book clearly explains the different strands of theory which have been used to explain the dynamics of race. These are critically scrutinised, from biological-based ideas to those of critical race theory. This key text includes new material on changing multiculturalism, immigration and fears about terrorism, all of which are critically assessed. Incorporating summaries, chapter-by-chapter questions, illustrations, exercises and a glossary of terms, this student-friendly text also puts forward suggestions for further project work. Broad in scope, interactive and accessible, this book is a key resource for undergraduate students of 'race' and ethnicity across the social sciences.
Posted in Social Science

Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory

Working with Audre Lorde

Author: Suryia Nayak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134073151

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 3436

Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre Lorde and other related scholars to demonstrate how the activism of Black feminist theory is concerned with issues central to radical critical thinking and practice, such as identity, alienation, trauma, loss, the position and constitution of individuals within relationships, the family, community and society. Nayak reveals how Black feminist theory seeks to address issues that are also a core concern of critical psychology, including individualism, essentialism and normalization. Her work grapples with several issues at the heart of key contemporary debates concerning methodology, identity, difference, race and gender. Using a powerful line of argument, the book weaves these themes together to show how the activism of Black feminist theory in general, and the work of Audre Lorde in particular, can be used to effect social change in response to the damaging psychological impact of oppressive social constructions. Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, political activist and practitioners in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, social work and community development.
Posted in Psychology

Judgment, Imagination, and Politics

Themes from Kant and Arendt

Author: Ronald Beiner,Jennifer Nedelsky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847699711

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 6376

Judgment, Imagination, and Politics brings together for the first time leading essays on the nature of judgment. Drawing from themes in Kant's Critique of Judgment and Hannah Arendt's discussion of judgment from Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, these essays deal with: the role of imagination in judgment; judgment as a distinct human faculty; the nature of judgment in law and politics; and the many puzzles that arise from the 'enlarged mentality, ' the capacity to consider the perspectives of others that aren't in Kant treated as essential to judgment
Posted in Political Science

Race and the Modern Artist

Author: Heather Hathaway,Josef Jarab,Jeffrey Melnick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 6922

Definitions of modernism have been debated throughout the twentieth century. But both during the height of the modernist era and since, little to no consideration has been given to the work of minority writers as part of this movement. Considering works by writers ranging from B.A. Botkin, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Frank, and Jean Toomer to Pedro Pietri and Allen Ginsberg, these essays examine the disputed relationships between modernity, modernism, and American cultural diversity. In so doing, the collection as a whole adds an important new dimension to our understanding of twentieth-century literature.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality

Global Perspectives

Author: Debjani Ganguly,John Docker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134074301

Category: Philosophy

Page: 12

View: 1542

This book presents a rethinking of the world legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in this era of unspeakable global violence. Through interdisciplinary research, key Gandhian concepts are revisited by tracing their genealogies in multiple histories of world contact and by foregrounding their relevance to contemporary struggles to regain the ‘humane’ in the midst of global conflict. The relevance of Gandhian notions of ahimsa and satyagraha is assessed in the context of contemporary events, when religious fundamentalisms of various kinds are competing with the arrogance and unilateralism of imperial capital to reduce the world to a state of international lawlessness. Covering a wide and comprehensive range of topics such as Gandhi’s vegetarianism and medical practice, his successes and failures as a litigator in South Africa, his experiments with communal living and his concepts of non-violence and satyagraha. The book combines historical, philosophical, and textual readings of different aspects of the leader’s life and works. Rethinking Gandhi in a New World Order will be of interest to students and academics interested in peace and conflict studies, South Asian history, world history, postcolonial studies, and studies on Gandhi.
Posted in Philosophy

Affectivity, Its Language and Meaning

Author: James Francis Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Affect (Psychologie)

Page: 268

View: 1844

Posted in Affect (Psychologie)

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Author: S. P. Cerasano

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838641279

Category: Drama

Page: 305

View: 2757

Each volume contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English Drama. The journal was founded in 1984, and since then well over four hundred articles, review essays, and book reviews have appeared on its pages.
Posted in Drama

Child and Adult Development

A Psychoanalytic Introduction for Clinicians

Author: Calvin A. Colarusso

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475796730

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 4889

Developmental theory is the essence of any psychodynamic psychother apy, and certainly of psychoanalysis. It is through an understanding of progressive life events, and the way these events relate to associated biological and social events, that we come to understand both psycho pathology and psychological strengths. For a long time we have needed a clinically oriented book that surveys normal development in both childhood and adulthood. This book should be particularly helpful to all mental health professionals whose daily work requires a constant awareness and appraisal of devel opmental issues. Dr. Colarusso has integrated and summarized a tremen dous amount of theoretical, empirical, and clinical material in a format that makes it come alive through clinical examples. This book should be of great interest to all students of human behav ior as well as to seasoned clinicians. SHERWYN M. WOODS, M. D. , PH. D. vii Preface Each year as I gave a lecture series on child and adult development to the adult and child psychiatric residents at the University of California at San Diego, someone inevitably would ask, "Is there a book that I could understand that has all of this information in it?" I would reply that I did not know of any single source, but I could refer the person to many articles and books on development.
Posted in Psychology

A Penchant for Prejudice

Unraveling Bias in Judicial Decision Making

Author: Linda G. Mills

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472109500

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 886

Challenges the meaning of impartiality in the judicial system
Posted in Law

New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling

Author: Gerald Monk,John Winslade,Stacey Sinclair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916763

Category: Psychology

Page: 510

View: 3701

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.
Posted in Psychology