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in Affective intimacies

Contents

List of contributors
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Acknowledgements
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Introduction: Affective intimacies – Marjo Kolehmainen, Annukka Lahti and Kinneret Lahad
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Part I: Rethinking affect and intimacy

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‘Caring matter’: A love story of queer intimacies between (her) body and object (her cigarette) – Dresda E. Méndez de la Brena
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The figure of a regretful mother on an online discussion board – Armi Mustosmäki and Tiina Sihtoa
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Intimate technology? Teletherapies in the era of COVID-19 – Marjo Kolehmainen
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Part II: The politics of affect: Spatial and societal entanglements

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The empathiser’s new shoes: The discomforts of empathy as white feminist affect – Andrea Lobb
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Neighbouring in times of austerity: Intimacy and the ‘noikokyrio’ – Ilektra Kyriazidou
100
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Becoming a lesbian at lesbian and gay dance parties: Lesboratories as affective spaces – Tuula Juvonen
119

Part III: Queering intimacies: Affective un/becomings

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‘Lack’ of languages: Affective experiences of female same-sex intimacies in contemporary China – Yiran Wang
139
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Affective obligations and obliged affections: Non-binary youth and affective (re)orientations to family – Nina Perger
157
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Affective intimacies of gender assemblages: Closeness and distance in LGBTQ+ women’s relationships – Annukka Lahti
176
Index
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