The indifferent

Bell, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-9133-4927, 2018. The indifferent. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (2-3), pp. 140-155. ISSN 1478-0887

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This article presents a portrait of indifference, a psychosocial analysis of middle class bystanding of social suffering. It arises as a way to tell a research story of colonially produced racism, classism, and denial. Together, these ways of being produce a mode of perception that denies reality, an active erasure that makes the indifferent apathetic. It is based on research in postcolonial Jamaica, yet some of its features can be recognized elsewhere, where bystanders bury their witness, their insight, concealing their understanding of other’s pain. Because this portrait is based on what male and female research participants said, “he/she” are used interchangeably throughout the portrait.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Qualitative Research in Psychology
Creators: Bell, D.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2018
Volume: 15
Number: 2-3
ISSN: 1478-0887
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Jun 2019 13:18
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 13:18

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