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Love in the Time of Racism

Moore & Casper argue that love is a radical act leading to political/social formations and solidarities where “difference” is acknowledged and celebrated.
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Trump, or Political Emotions

Trump, or Political Emotions | affective labor | Scoop.it
Here is the thesis of this piece, which is about the contemporary United States. People would like to feel free. They would like the world to have a generous cushion for all their aggression and inclination. They would like there to be a general plane of okayness governing social relations. It is hard for some to see that the “generous cushion for aggression” might conflict with the “general plane of okayness.”

When I listen to Donald Trump, I think he’s not wrong about some things, especially the awful neoliberal-Clintonian trade deals and bank deregulation that sold out the working class in the US because of a muddled idea that any wealth at all is a general social benefit. But Donald Trump is our current best exhibit of two other pretty solid truths about politics, thinking, and feeling.
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Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child

Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child | affective labor | Scoop.it
In institutions that reward competence with more unpaid labor, the Man-Child needs the Grown Woman to take care of him, and she needs him to need her. Man-Child attitudes, of the kind Tiqqun adopts, perpetuate the “feminization of the world” in the places where we most ardently hoped to find alternatives. Even the messy style of Theory of the Young-Girl ends up creating more unacknowledged labor: the exegesis it requires. In his glamorous obscurantism, the Man-Child cries for a dutiful interpreter to come and tidy up.
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West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun

West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun | affective labor | Scoop.it
He did what police officers are supposed to do -- put himself at risk to save a life.
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Why Preschool Teachers Should Be Treated as Educators

Why Preschool Teachers Should Be Treated as Educators | affective labor | Scoop.it
One city’s attempt to professionalize early education could be a model for the nation.
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Father John Misty Cuts Festival Set Short After Lecture About “Evil”: Watch

Father John Misty Cuts Festival Set Short After Lecture About “Evil”: Watch | affective labor | Scoop.it
The most trusted voice in music.
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Are You in Despair? That’s Good

Are You in Despair? That’s Good | affective labor | Scoop.it
People who have more nuanced views of their emotions — indignation versus general misery, say — are healthier, studies find.
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Midlife Friendship Key To A Longer, Healthier Life

Midlife Friendship Key To A Longer, Healthier Life | affective labor | Scoop.it
People between 45 and 65 may be the loneliest segment in the U.S. And researchers are using brain scans to show that friendships are vital to staying healthy and engaged in your middle years.
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The Privilege Of 'Civilized' Political Discourse - The Establishment

The Privilege Of 'Civilized' Political Discourse - The Establishment | affective labor | Scoop.it
Calls for 'polite' debate are barbaric and unjust.
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The Plans of Policymakers and Professors Oft Go Awry | The Jose Vilson

The Plans of Policymakers and Professors Oft Go Awry | The Jose Vilson | affective labor | Scoop.it
The New York Times posted a puzzling op-ed from Dr. Angela Duckworth on the subject of, you guessed it, grit, and why we shouldn’t (!) be grading students on grit. ... Read More
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Why I Am Not a Maker

Why I Am Not a Maker | affective labor | Scoop.it
When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
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Love's Labor Earned | Dissent Magazine

Love's Labor Earned | Dissent Magazine | affective labor | Scoop.it
How might we compensate women's emotional labor? Unlike the wife bonus, robust public services would benefit all women.
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Judgement and The Ghost Ship Tragedy: America Has Abandoned Its Artists

Judgement and The Ghost Ship Tragedy: America Has Abandoned Its Artists | affective labor | Scoop.it
(Oakland, CA) After hearing this was a “rave” I’ve seen some people react with a raised eyebrow and knowing, “Ohhh, well…” as if that somehow explains or makes this tragedy any more comprehensible. I…
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Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life

Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life | affective labor | Scoop.it
Politics is an effort to make human connection, but Trump seems incapable of that.
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After boyfriend's shooting, Diamond Reynolds' composure was tested again

After boyfriend's shooting, Diamond Reynolds' composure was tested again | affective labor | Scoop.it
Every day took her further from those 10 minutes that had come to define her. She was the one who millions of viewers remembered as dignified, as unafraid, as somehow calm at the center of an American crisis. But now her life was becoming ever more frantic, and her composure was giving way to insomnia and panic attacks. The one thing she hoped might bring some relief was to move.
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Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It

Jane Sanders: Why Bernie Voters Shouldn't Get Over It | affective labor | Scoop.it
We did everything we could, but we didn't win. And they were so sad about it. People have been making it sound like they're mad, and they should just get over it. No they shouldn't! They shouldn't just get over it! What do you expect? How do you turn on a dime? We understand that. We understand that we earned their support and their trust. Now Hillary Clinton has to earn their support and their trust.
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Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid

Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid | affective labor | Scoop.it
Recently, I was in New York City to do some publicity, and I was staying in a Holiday Inn in the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn where the elevator shook and moaned every time we went to our tenth floor room as though the shaft were too small and the elevator was just barely squeezing through.
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The Surprising Benefits of Forgiveness

The Surprising Benefits of Forgiveness | affective labor | Scoop.it
Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.
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The Way We Discipline Low-Income Kids Only Makes Their Problems Worse

The Way We Discipline Low-Income Kids Only Makes Their Problems Worse | affective labor | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this school year, Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, brought a makeshift clock to school to impr
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Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest | affective labor | Scoop.it
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
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9 Ways Native Men Can Heal From Historical Trauma

9 Ways Native Men Can Heal From Historical Trauma | affective labor | Scoop.it
What does the founder of Native P.R.I.D.E., Clayton Small, say about Native American men overcoming historical trauma? He has nine solutions.
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The “Third World” Is Not Your Classroom — The Development Set — Medium

The "Third World" Is Not Your Classroom - The Development Set - Medium
A growing number of privileged Americans are studying and working in low-income countries. How do you prime the young an…
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