Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living

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The chapter investigates the genealogy of a transnational ethics. That is, in Foucauldian terms, how transnational living is constructed as an ethical substance, the modes through which the actors become invited to problematize their transnational conduct and the telos to which they are impelled to aspire. Using multimodal discourse analysis, the chapter uncovers the discursive technologies through which therapeutic practice (as well as the genres and institutions implicated in it) is employed in using the individual’s relationship to oneself to exercise and rationalise a transnational ethics. The analysis demonstrates how discursive practices, dispersed across multiple modalities, participate in the formation of alliances between diverse regimes of transnational living, such as computer-mediated transnational spaces, diaspora communities, national and para-national institutions and professional associations. In doing so, the analysis makes visible how new agents and authorities become recruited for administering transnational conduct. The chapter argues that these assemblages and the transnational ethics made visible through the analysis prime the mechanisms of transnational governmentality and prepare the basis for a restrictive morality through which transnational conduct can be regulated.
Keywords: Transnational governmentality, Multi-modal discourse analysis, Subjectivation, Psy practices
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies of Discourse and Governmentality : New perspectives and methods
EditorsPaul McIlvenny, Julia Zhukova Klausen, Laura Bang Lindegaard
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication dateJun 2016
Pages235-264
Chapter8
ISBN (Print)9789027206572
ISBN (Electronic)9789027267146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
SeriesDiscourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Volume66
ISSN1569-9463

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Keywords

  • Transnational governmentality
  • Multi-modal discourse analysis
  • Subjectivation
  • Psy practices

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Klausen, J. Z. (2016). Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living. In P. McIlvenny, J. Zhukova Klausen, & L. Bang Lindegaard (Eds.), Studies of Discourse and Governmentality: New perspectives and methods (pp. 235-264). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Vol.. 66 https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.66.08zhu
Klausen, Julia Zhukova. / Diagnosing transnationality : Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living. Studies of Discourse and Governmentality: New perspectives and methods. editor / Paul McIlvenny ; Julia Zhukova Klausen ; Laura Bang Lindegaard. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016. pp. 235-264 (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Vol. 66).
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Klausen, JZ 2016, Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living. in P McIlvenny, J Zhukova Klausen & L Bang Lindegaard (eds), Studies of Discourse and Governmentality: New perspectives and methods. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, vol. 66, pp. 235-264. https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.66.08zhu

Diagnosing transnationality : Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living. / Klausen, Julia Zhukova.

Studies of Discourse and Governmentality: New perspectives and methods. ed. / Paul McIlvenny; Julia Zhukova Klausen; Laura Bang Lindegaard. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016. p. 235-264 (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Vol. 66).

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Klausen JZ. Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living. In McIlvenny P, Zhukova Klausen J, Bang Lindegaard L, editors, Studies of Discourse and Governmentality: New perspectives and methods. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2016. p. 235-264. (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Vol. 66). https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.66.08zhu