- xiii, 234 pages
- Additional Authors
- Juvonen, Tuula,Kolehmainen, Marjo,
- "Raising to the challenge of how to grasp such forms of inequalities that are mediated affectively, Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships focuses on subtle inequalities that are shaped in everyday affective encounters. It also seeks to bridge a gap between affect theory and empirical social research by providing ideas and inspiration of how to work with affect in research practice. Presenting cutting-edge empirical studies on affect and intimate relationships, the collection - introduces alternative and novel ways of conceptualizing the workings of affect in intimate relationships - provides tools for tackling the subtle ways in which affectivity connects with power relations in intimate relations - develops innovative methodologies that provide better access to affect as an embodied experience A fascinating contribution to the interdisciplinary field of affect studies, Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships will appeal to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as gender studies, queer studies and cultural studies"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Thinking with and through affective inequalities / Marjo Kolehmainen and Tuula Juvonen -- An affective (re)balancing act? The liminal possibilities for heterosexual partners on MDMA / Katie Anderson, Paula Reavey and Zoë Boden -- Boundless care : religious farm women and their emotional practices in post-World War II Finland / Antti Malinen -- Listening to old tapes : affective intensities and gendered power in bisexual women's and ex-partners' relationship assemblages / Annukka Lahti -- Mapping affective capacities : gender and sexuality in relationship and sex counselling practices / Marjo Kolehmainen -- Yet another lesbian breakup? Understanding intimate relationship dynamics through affective resonance / Tuula Juvonen -- Slipping into "that nurse's dress" : caring as affective practice in mixed-sex couples' relationships / Liina Sointu -- When death cuts apart : on affective difference, compassionate companionship and lesbian widowhood / Nina Lykke -- Independence and vulnerability : affective orientations in imagining futurities for heterosexual relationships / Raisa Jurva -- In the name of love : a relational approach to young people's relationships in urban Mexico / Olga Sabido Ramos and Adriana García Andrade -- Affective dissonances : resources to disrupt gender binaries? / Polona Curk -- Mobilizing affects about intimate relationships : emotional pedagogy among the new right in Germany / Katja Chmilewski and Katharina Hajek -- The power(s) of friendship : affects and inequalities between friends / Verónica Policarpo -- Touch between child and mother as an affective practice : (re)producing bodies in haptic negotiations of intimate space / Julia Katila -- Reviving ghostly bodies : student-teacher intimacies as affective hauntings / Bessie P. Dernikos.