The Indifferent

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Bell, D. 2018. The Indifferent. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 15 (2-3), pp. 140-155.
AuthorsBell, D.
Abstract

The following is 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 (post)colonial 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.

JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
Journal citation15 (2-3), pp. 140-155
ISSN1478-0887
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14780887.2018.1429841
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1429841
Publication dates
Online01 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Jan 2018
Accepted11 Mar 2017
Accepted11 Mar 2017
Copyright information© 2017 Taylor & Fracis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Qualitative Research in Psychology on 01/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/14780887.2018.1429841
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