A piece I wrote this summer over at the Digital Feminist Collective: Empathy “Empathy.” “I am suspicious of this feeling. Can you ever feel me? Can I ever feel you? What is this feeling, and what alliances might it motivate? Can empathy play a...
No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits, like long-term improvements in mood, stress levels and depressive symptoms. In a 2005 study on the emotional and physical health benefits of expressive...
The Dutch-Elm Disease of Creative Minds Self-doubt can be a powerful ally in the battle against bad writing. It can also be a powerful obstacle to writing anything at all. This was posted on Google+
Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture
"Weber's study undertakes a much-needed comprehensive investigation of the contemporary 'regime of gender violence,' that is, the key role violence has played in defining the position of Muslims in the German public sphere (in the larger European context). Through nuanced theorizing as well as careful historical contextualization, Weber develops an intersectional framework for analyzing gendered violence in a way that does not reinforce racialized discourses of cultural and/or religious difference." [more...]
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-137-00708-7, ISBN10: 1-137-00708-7