An edited collection Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationship’ (Routledge Research in Gender and Society, 2018) is just out hot off the press. The book is one of the outcomes of the research project ‘Just the two of us? Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships’. It is edited by Tuula Juvonen and Marjo Kolehmainen, and project members Raisa Jurva and Annukka Lahti have also contributed to the collection.
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.
Table of Contents:
Marjo Kolehmainen and Tuula Juvonen: Introduction: Thinking with and Through Affective Inequalities
Part one: Affective capacities in embodied encounters
1. Katie Anderson, Paula Reavey and Zoë Boden: An affective (re)balancing act? The liminal possibilities for heterosexual partners on MDMA
2. Antti Malinen: Boundless Care: Religious Farm Women and Their Emotional Practices in Post-World War II Finland
3. Annukka Lahti: Listening to Old Tapes: Affective Intensities and Gendered Power in Bisexual Women’s and Ex-Partners’ Relationship Assemblages
4. Marjo Kolehmainen: Mapping Affective Capacities: Gender and Sexuality in Relationship and Sex Counselling Practices
Part two: Affective transitions throughout intimate lives
5. Tuula Juvonen: Yet Another Lesbian Breakup? Understanding Intimate Relationship Dynamics Through Affective Resonance
6. Liina Sointu: Slipping into ‘That Nurse’s Dress’: Caring as Affective Practice in Mixed-Sex Couples’ Relationships
7. Nina Lykke: When Death Cuts Apart: On Affective Difference, Compassionate Companionship and Lesbian Widowhood
Part three: Affective negotiations between partners
8. Raisa Jurva: Independence and Vulnerability: Affective Orientations in Imagining Futurities for Heterosexual Relationships
9. Olga Sabido-Ramos and Adriana García-Andrade: In the Name of Love: A Relational Approach to Young People’s Relationships in Urban Mexico
10. Polona Curk: Affective Dissonances: Resources to Disrupt Gender Binaries?
Part four: Affective intimacies beyond couples
11. Katja Chmilewski and Katharina Hajek: Mobilizing Affects About Intimate Relationships: Emotional Pedagogy Among the New Right in Germany
12. Verónica Policarpo: The Power(s) of Friendship: Affects and Inequalities Between Friends
13. Julia Katila: Touch Between Child and Mother as an Affective Practice: (Re)Producing Bodies in Haptic Negotiations of Intimate Space
14. Bessie P. Dernikos: Reviving Ghostly Bodies: Student-Teacher Intimacies as Affective Hauntings