Interview with Clare Hemmings

Why do Stories Matter? 

Could you give me an example of resistance to cooptation?

What are the difference between 'good' and 'bad' empathy and why do we need to be cautious about empathy?


In this interview, over a cup of tea, Clare Hemmings, Professor of Feminist Theory at the Gender Institute (London School of Economics) talks about her 2010 book 'Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory'. I asked Clare to explain some of the ideas and arguments in the book. Why do stories matter, not only for feminist, but for all social movements'? And why should we be careful about empathy?

Vulnerability, disability, pain and illness