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Title: Making connections and thinking through emotions: between geography and psychotherapy
Authors: Bondi, Liz
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Bondi, Liz. 2005. Making connections and thinking through emotions: between geography and psychotherapy, online papers archived by the Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.
Publisher: Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburgh
Series/Report no.: Institute of Geography Online Paper Series;GEO-004
Abstract: The current upsurge of interest in emotions within geography has the potential to contribute to critical perspectives that question conventional limits to scholarship. Three precursors of emotional geographies are discussed in this context (humanistic, feminist and non-representational geographies). Connections between emotional geographies and psychotherapy are explored with a view to resisting the equation of emotion with individualised subjective experience, and developing situated, relational perspectives. Psychotherapy is approached as a theory of practice that accords central importance to affective qualities of relationships, which is shown to be directly relevant to geographical engagements with emotion. The distinction between feelings and representations of feelings is revisited through a discussion of psychotherapeutic meaning-making.
Keywords: Emotion
psychotherapy
relationality
symbolisation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/821
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