Passivity Generation: Human Rights And Everyday Morality by Irene Bruna SeuPassivity Generation: Human Rights And Everyday Morality by Irene Bruna Seu

Passivity Generation: Human Rights And Everyday Morality

byIrene Bruna Seu

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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The book applies a unique mix of psychosocial methods to understand the complexity of emotional, cognitive and ideological responses to human rights violations and examines the banal quality of the everyday vocabularies that people use to make sense of human rights and their violations, and justify not intervening. InPassivity Generation, Irene Bruna Seu offers a vivid and compassionate account of how past experiences of trauma and suffering affect individual (un)responsiveness, and explores the psychodynamics of passivity and its underpinning defence mechanisms.
Irene Bruna Seu is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her books includeWho am I? The Self and the Ego in Psychoanalysis and Feminism and Psychotherapy: Reflections on Contemporary Theory and Practice(co-editor). Her main research interes...
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Title:Passivity Generation: Human Rights And Everyday MoralityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pagesPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349454672

ISBN - 13:9781349454679

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Between Knowledge and Action: Multidisciplinary Frames and the Psychosocial.- Chapter 3. The Web of Passivity: Everyday Morality and the Banality of a Clear Conscience.- Chapter 4. The Public and NGOs - Neutralisation and Denial in Response to Human Rights Appeals.- Chapter 5. Us and Them.- Chapter 6. Identities, Biographies and Invested Narratives.- Chapter 7. A Plea for Emotional Complexity: Conflicts and (Psycho)dynamic Equilibria.- Chapter 8. Conclusions.

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'Seu's nuanced discussion of the widespread borrowing by participants of vocabularies or scripts from other contexts, the complex interaction of such scripts (the 'web of passivity'), and the psychological defence mechanisms used to sustain them, is both perceptive and breaks new ground.' - Journal of Human Rights Practice