Index

Index

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ableism
ableist notions of smoking 13, 38
ableist self-identification 31
an anti-ableist vision of survival 40
Abraham, Julie 119
affect 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 1003, 10714, 120, 140, 1456, 148, 152
ambivalent 14, 85, 88
circulation of 15960, 1634, 166
as a concept that resists binaries 8
Gilles Deleuze’s understanding of 2
and language 16
maternal 14
norms and 11
as not equated with human emotion 8
as not specific to humans, organisms or bodies 8
see also Bennett, Jane
politics of 1, 2, 9, 14
theory 1, 8, 12, 1402, 152
affect studies 5, 6
relational affect theory 2, 10, 180
as trans-subjective, non-conscious, inter-corporeal and immaterial register 8
unpredictable and unruly 12
affective atmosphere 756
affective dissonance 14
affective dynamics 15
of everyday relations between neighbours 15
affective entanglements 13, 27, 113 affective figures 469, 51, 52
affective intensities 46, 501, 186, 191
affective intimacies, as a theoretical stance 12, 4, 611
affective matterings 13 affective meaning-making 4850
affective mechanisms 158, 160, 168
affective obligations 17, 1578, 16070
and obliged affections 1578, 16070
affective orientations 17, 15762, 16470
affective patterns 15
affective register 1, 13, 66, 103, 112
affective relations 120, 1234, 133
affective responses 1069
affectus 2
affordances 313, 69, 71
vital affordance 36
agency 8, 13
agential realism 68
distributed 14, 36, 76, 77
entangled 8, 65, 76
more-than-human 8, 64
weak or damaged 13
Ahmed, Sara 17, 468, 501, 86, 112, 15761, 16370
see also affective figures; affective meaning-making; happy object
Al-Kadhi, Amrou 120
ambivalence 85, 88
Anglo-American feminism 14
animacies 5, 37
anonymity
anonymous discussion forums 45, 4951anonymous online advice 72
anonymous therapy and counselling clients 723
see also chat, anonymous text chats
antagonistic relationality 10810, 113
anthropological study 140, 143, 151
assemblage 7, 15, 17, 64, 68, 71, 76, 88, 120, 151, 1768, 1802, 186
artefact-space assemblages 124
assembling mental health 65
of feminist solidarity 15
gender as an assemblage 17, 1768, 1812, 185, 18792
see also Schuller, Kyla
intimate 7
rhizomatic organisation of 188
therapy assemblage 75
assemblage theory 7, 177
austerity 9, 12, 15
and affective economy of antagonism 15
austerity politics 15, 1001, 10310, 11214
Australia 83, 85, 86
auto-phenomenography 13, 28
Barad, Karen 14, 16, 37, 68, 69, 76, 120, 1234, 141
see also agency, agential realism; intra-action; response-ability
Bartky, Sandra 90, 92
becoming 7, 9, 10, 69, 1401, 144, 1467, 152, 188
of bodies 9, 10
co-becoming in therapy 73
with gender assemblage 186, 188, 192
-in-love 13
intimate 16, 140, 178
a lesbian 15, 16, 119, 130, 132
an LGBTQ+ woman 184
nomad 146
non-consistent, non-linear, trans-subjective 152
trans-corporeal aspects of 17
with 121, 124, 126
a women-loving woman 16, 140, 144, 147
Bennett, Jane 8, 177, 192
Berlant, Lauren 5, 45, 65
see also anonymous, anonymous discussion forums; digital, intimate public
Blackman, Lisa 8, 10
body 2, 6, 37, 13941, 14652
Bourdieu, Pierre 17, 15761, 16370
Braidotti, Rosi 16, 141, 144, 146, 152
see also becoming, nomad
break-up 17, 145, 181, 18990
LGBTIQ+ 17, 181
breathing 3940
capabilities 181
capacities 140, 180, 192
to affect and become affected 2, 6, 8, 9, 14, 64, 66, 140
affective, psychic and material capacities 66
bodily capacities 128
to bring close 64
to distance 65, 73
see also capabilities
care 12, 13, 278, 312, 345, 38, 41, 57
care intimacy 27, 325
care responsibilities 70
caring kinships imaginaries 32, 34
caring matter 13, 278, 312, 345, 41
the limits of human 13
love and 13
mental health care 77
more-than-human 77
non-human 13
queering 13, 27
relational networks of 69
in relation to matter 13
thinking with care 32, 356
chat
anonymous text chats 73
chat function 71, 72
Chen, Mel Y. 5, 378, 41
see also animacies
child 186
as an element of a gender assemblage 186, 191
see also assemblage
China 16, 17, 13940, 1424, 14650, 152
chosen families 4
chronic pain 28, 30
cisnormativity 159, 164, 1667
closeness 187
in LGBTQ+ women’s relationships 17, 18, 176, 179, 182, 190
co-dependency 9
Colebrook, Claire 8
collective bonds 121
colonialist politics 5
compassionate companionship 4
COVID-19 14, 63, 67, 114
digital leap and the COVID-19 pandemic 67
the role of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic 67
social distancing and 68
state of emergency 68
support seeking during the pandemic 73
critical race studies 14
cut, the Baradian concept of 73
Cvetkovich, Ann 9
dance 16, 11921, 127, 131
lesbian and gay dance parties 16, 11920
same-sex dancing 121, 126
data, embodied-affective 143
decolonisation 11
decriminalisation of homosexual acts in Finland 121
Deleuze, Gilles 2, 188
Deleuzian 7, 182
Deleuzo-Guattarian 180, 186
see also entering the middle
Dennis, Simone 38
desire 11, 183, 184
for a child 1867
Deleuzian notion of 183
for women 183
digital
infrastructures 5
internet 65
intimate public 13, 14, 45, 4954, 59
networked connectivity 65
disability 31
disability studies 28, 38, 41
disabled worlds 278, 33
discourses 1412, 14750, 152
distance
distance in therapy 73
distancing capacities 76
feelings of 74
from male partners 176, 1856
between partners 177, 178, 181, 182, 184, 187, 190, 191
Dokumaci, Arseli 27, 312
see also affordances
Donath, Orna 46, 47, 52
see also motherhood, regretting motherhood
Drysdale, Kerryn 123, 126, 128, 130, 134
embodiment 140, 146
of love 140
emerging gay and lesbian communities in Finland 15, 119, 121
emotion 2, 1578, 160, 162, 16870
empathy 12, 14, 8398
affective politics of 15
ambivalent 15
as feminist virtue 85, 87, 8990, 92, 93
as white feminist affect 14
encounters 2
between bodies and things 2, 177
entanglement 2, 6, 16, 68, 70, 83, 139, 148, 151, 152, 177, 183, 191
of affect and intimacy 7, 8
alternative 71
collective 17
between human and non-human bodies 11, 177
inter-corporeal 16
intimate 9, 27
material 11920, 124, 1323
more-than-human 2, 6, 177
that connects us queerly to others 16
without connected bodies 151
entering the middle 7 epistemic injustice 8990
ethics of exclusion 70
ethnography 1012
ethnographic study 15, 16
participatory observations 143
see also auto-phenomenography
exclusion 100, 109, 112, 113
Falconer, Emily 120, 123
family 1046
as a happy object 17, 158, 160, 1635, 1679
as a mechanism of social reproduction 159, 168
social fiction of 158, 162, 163
feminist new-materialism 141, 144, 152‘feeling-rules’ 89, 92
Finland 14, 16, 67, 119, 1212, 178, 185, 189
focus groups of same-sex attracted women 143
Forstie, Clare 119, 120, 133, 134
Fricker, Miranda 889
see also epistemic injustice
gender 11, 12, 17, 139, 142, 145, 149, 150, 1768, 181, 182, 185
as becoming 11, 180, 192
beyond identities 180
as an encounter 177
identities 180
as multiplicity 11, 180, 1912
as process 12, 16, 177
segregation 185
see also assemblage; becoming
gender-based solidarity 1078, 113
gendered conventions 17, 177, 180, 1889, 191
in LGBTQ+ women’s relationships 176, 179, 180
Gibson, James 32
Giraud, Eva Haifa 70
Global South 140
Górska, Magdalena 40
Greece 15, 101, 105
Greek debt crisis 101, 107, 109
Guattari, Félix 188
see also Deleuze, Gilles
habitus 160
Hamad, Ruby 88, 91
‘happening’ of everyday life 9 happy object 52, 55
Hemmings, Clare 85, 87, 93, 96
Hill Collins, Patricia 945
see also ‘outsider-within’
‘himpathy’ 878, 91
history of emotions 120
Hochschild, Arlie Russel 89
see also ‘feeling-rules’
illness 13
narcoleptic partner 13
Indigenous feminism (Australian) 86, 923, 967
individualisation 3
inequalities 1, 18, 185, 191
in LGBTQ+ women’s gender assemblages 18
in LGBTQ+ women’s relationships 176, 177, 182, 191
(unequal) sharing of childcare and household chores 45, 1768, 18891
intersectionality 28, 38, 41
interviews 17
of LGBTQ+ women 17
oral history interviews 16, 119, 122
of psychologists, psychotherapists, family counsellors, sex therapists and crisis workers 667
of same-sex attracted women 143
semi-structured interviews 67
thematic interviews 667
Zoom interviews 67
intimacy 14, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 28, 10010, 11214, 176, 178
being made and unmade 63
chemical 5
as co-constituted by several dynamic processes 14
collective 1003, 10610, 11214
cultural 111
data 5
digital 65
experiences of 66
feelings of 77
in gender assemblages 178
immaterial 6, 76
intimate act of love 278, 34, 36
in lesbian relationships 178
LGBTIQ+ 10
material 5
materiality of 70
more-than-human 3, 4, 8, 9
see also other-than-human
between neighbours 15
normative 5, 14
normative and violent forms of 4
open-ended use of 2
with other species 4
privileged forms of 3
queer/ing 1, 11, 12
re-imagine 4
same-sex 3, 16, 142, 144, 151
situated analysis of 2
socio-material constitution of 67, 14, 63
theory/theories of 1001
see also care, care intimacy
intimate 3, 4, 7, 11
heterogeneous materiality of the 7
lives 3
practices 3
hierarchical valuation of 4
world-making 11
relationships 3
role of algorithms, AI or datafication 5
intra-action 14, 16, 689, 71, 1201, 124, 127, 130, 1323, 141, 151
Irni, Kuura 4, 5
kinship 4, 34, 105, 110, 111, 139, 142, 162
caring kinship imaginaries 34
languages 13941, 143, 1467
lack of 19, 140, 143, 1468, 152
lesbian 145, 1489, 151
idea of a lesbian 15, 11920, 124, 1323
lala 142, 143, 145, 148, 153
the role of matter in the making of a lesbian 15
lesbian and gay geography 120
lesbianism 12
as a collective, embodied and affective formation 16
lesboratory 15, 16, 1201, 124, 129, 131, 133
LGBTIQ+
family 190
homosexuality 142
identities 15
LGBTQ+ women’s relationships 17, 176, 179, 1823, 186, 1901
people’s separations 181
relationships 3, 177, 178
see also lesbian; lesbianism; lesboratory
love 16, 28, 38, 41, 13941, 1437, 1512
aiqing 147
embodiment of 140
female same-sex 140, 143, 147
love story 278, 30, 37, 41
romantic 139, 144, 146
without articulation 16, 148, 152
Lucashenko, Melissa 93
Lykke, Nina 4
Manne, Kate 878, 91
see also ‘himpathy’
materiality 71, 120, 1234, 133
matter of care 27
Méndez de la Brena, Dresda E.
‘Dead End’ 39
Smoking 35
mental health 51, 56
mental well-being 65, 69
see also well-being
meshwork 7
methodology 7
mixed-sex relationships/heterosexual relationships 3, 178, 179, 185, 191
monogamy 5
more-than-human 2, 4, 610, 64, 177
intimacy 3, 4, 7, 63, 65
others 30
see also other-than-human
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen 923
motherhood 12, 4559
challenged motherhood 545
intensive motherhood 54
regretting motherhood 45, 47, 519
music 1267, 1301
narcolepsy 29
narcoleptic individuals 27
narcoleptic smokers 30
neighbourhood 101, 105, 108
new materialism 37, 38, 67
materialisation 70, 119
see also feminist new-materialism
Ngo, Helen 87, 91, 98
noikokyrio 15, 102, 11014
belonging and 11012
defensive nationalism and 111
ethos as 11012
gendered meaning 11114
non-binary gender 17, 161, 165, 169, 180, 181
non-binary identities 17, 158
non-binary youth 17, 157, 161
normativity
couplenormativity 4
heteronormative ideas 188, 191
heteronormativity 10, 111, 149
homonormativity 10
Osella, Caroline 11
other-than-human 31
see also more-than-human‘outsider-within’ 945
pathologisation 13
Pedwell, Carolyn 857, 92
penetration 16
as affective energy 151
heteronormative discourses of penetrative sex 148
re-appropriating the notion of 16, 151
phenomenological tradition 37
phone
phone call 70, 71, 74
phone counselling 72
hotline 71
photography 35
play 11
pleasure 14951
post-feminist sensibilities 45, 52, 55, 58
post-humanism
post-human 34
post-humanise 2
power 8590, 97, 1012, 109
asymmetrical networks of 2
asymmetric power relations 14
of race 14
dynamics 181
of gender assemblages 181, 191
forces and forms of 9
pre-defined 9
top-down operations of 9
under-the-radar operations of 12
unequal and uneven relations of 8, 185
precarity 100, 1049, 11314
printed materials, regarding dance parties 123
proximity 2, 5, 66, 73
feeling of 64
between the partners 177, 181, 182, 187, 191
psychotherapy 63, 70
rehabilitation psychotherapy 68
Puig de la Bellacasa, María 9, 27, 32, 36, 38
see also care, thinking with care; matter of care
queer
intimacies 1, 4, 1012, 28
beyond human–human relations 4
with other species 4
love 28, 30, 378
studies 141
theory 3, 4, 10, 140
race
racism 878, 903, 956
whiteness 83, 8598
white privilege 9
wilful ignorance of 85, 903
white supremacy 87, 89
white tears 88, 91
racial privilege 15
Rai, Amit 86, 92
Reckwitz, Andreas 120, 1234, 129, 133
relationality, relational co-constitution of therapy practices 64
relationships
diverse forms of 3
human–human 3, 4
transcorporeal 9
remote work 68, 69
response-ability 28, 37
see also Barad, Karen
Rose, Deborah Bird 28
same-sex practices 142, 148, 150
same-sex relationships 142, 152
Schuller, Kyla 86, 87, 92
senses 123
sexuality 11, 13940, 142, 1489
as becoming 11, 183, 184
changes in 183
as collective, embodied and affective processes 12, 16
post-humanist conceptualisations of 11
with women 184
Slovenia 17, 1612
smoking 13, 27, 2930, 369, 41
normative and ableist notions of 13
smoking habits 28, 38
sociality 1013, 106, 10810, 11213, 163, 169
of affective orientations 157, 158, 160
of emotions 158
social practices 121, 124, 129, 1313
social reproduction 1047, 11213
socio-material practices 66
space 15, 1204, 126, 12832, 177, 1836, 18991
speculative storytelling 28, 35, 37
Spinoza, Baruch 2, 86, 97see also affectus
Stewart, Kathleen 9
subjectivities 13941, 1467, 152
assembled and relational 141, 147
as ‘becoming’ in intimate practices 151
erotic 148
as ‘ever-becoming journeys’ 146
subjectivity
nomadic 16, 141, 144, 152
see also Braidotti, Rosi
Taylor, Yvette 120, 123, 135
technology
digital technologies 66
mobile technology and therapy 69
technical affordances 712
see also affordances
technological infrastructures 64
teletherapy 14, 634
digital therapy 63
practices 14
remote consultation 63, 64
shift to 63
telecounselling 64
therapeutic culture 45, 52, 579
therapy session 71
remote session 71
therapy setting
about home in teletherapy 69, 70
change of 69, 75
therapy room 75
see also venue, therapy venue
touch, non-human 34
trans
transgender 125, 165
transgender identity 158, 1606, 169, 180
Tsing, Anna 8, 10
venue of lesbian and gay dance parties 124, 12930
therapy venue 70, 73
video call 69, 70
video screen 69, 70, 73
violence 75, 149, 1512
visual information 70
invisibility 724
lack of 70
voice in therapy session 71
vulnerability 10
as an affective relation 10
well-being
conditions of possibility for 69
notions of 64
psychic well-being 69
Western colonial past 11
Western ontologies 45
world-making 301, 345
world-making practices 11, 66
world-surviving 30
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