Balancing himpathy and critical empathy in male supremacist research

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Part of the Feminist Studies Association's Methods Lab series, this session explores the tensions inherent in adopting an intersectional feminist perspective when trying to understand men who belong to unsavoury communities. Specifically, I discuss toeing the line between Manne’s (2017) concept of himpathy, or providing undue sympathy to and empathising with community members, and de Coning’s (2021) critical empathy, which affords researchers the space to empathise with - but remain critical of - users’ experiences and actions.
Period13 Mar 2024
Held atUniversity of Liverpool, United Kingdom