Circuits of Feeling in The Age of Empathy

Pedwell, Carolyn (2014) Circuits of Feeling in The Age of Empathy. . The History of Emotions Blog. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This is a guest post by Carolyn Pedwell, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University and AHRC Visiting Scholar at The Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London. With the rise of the ‘science of empathy’ in the wake of the ‘discovery’ of mirror neurons, we have seen a veritable return to biology, ethology, neuroscience, genetics and various evolutionary theories to explain not only human circuits of feeling, but also the emotional politics of contemporary societies internationally. The final chapter of my forthcoming book, Affective Relations: The Transnational Politics of Empathy (Palgrave, 2014), grapples with the implications of the multiple layers of translation involved in politicising the science of empathy.

Item Type: Internet publication
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 11:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42865 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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