Ungendering the links between emotions and violence: towards a political appreciation of empathy and compassion

Hutchison, Emma and Bleiker, Roland (2012). Ungendering the links between emotions and violence: towards a political appreciation of empathy and compassion. In Linda Åhall and Laura J. Shepherd (Ed.), Gender, agency and political violence (pp. 151-168) Houndmills, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Author Hutchison, Emma
Bleiker, Roland
Title of chapter Ungendering the links between emotions and violence: towards a political appreciation of empathy and compassion
Title of book Gender, agency and political violence
Place of Publication Houndmills, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Rethinking Political Violence
ISBN 9780230293908
Editor Linda Åhall
Laura J. Shepherd
Chapter number 9
Start page 151
End page 168
Total pages 18
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Political violence is inevitably accompanied by intense emotions: fear and anger towards actual or perceived injustices; incomprehension at what happened; and grief and loss in the wake of trauma. Such feelings are indeed common for events that range from terrorism to civil wars.1 This is why conflict situations are often described as situations when emotions seem to take over', defining the social and political climate in what tend to be divisive and politically volatile ways (Das, 2007, p. 207; De Rivera et al., 2007, p. 255). Although obvious at various levels, the links between emotions and political violence are all too often neglected in scholarly analysis and political deliberations. This is the case as much for violent events as it is for efforts to overcome them. [extract]
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