Passivity Generation: Human Rights and Everyday Morality (Studies in the Psychosocial) (Paperback)
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.
Irene Bruna Seu is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her books include Who am I? The Self and the Ego in Psychoanalysis and Feminism and Psychotherapy: Reflections on Contemporary Theory and Practice (co-editor). Her main research interests are human rights, social responsibility and helping behaviour, gender, and psychoanalysis, reflecting an intellectual interest in Western culture and values, and a political commitment to the attainment of a just society.