chapter  14
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Love in Translation: Neoliberal Availability or a Solidarity Practice?

ByEWA MAJEWSKA

In the world fi lled with promises of accessibility we might think that everything is easily translatable, that-as for capital (see Marx 1969), there are no limits for translation as well. This thinking sometimes infl uences our understanding of solidarity, which-as a practice based on good intentions-is often seen as immediately possible. Yet, as we shall see further, the love component necessary for translation might exactly be a missing element of many progressive analyses-one that sets the limits within communication and accountability of us and others. Theorizing love as a limit to the overwhelming capitalist availability of any kind of experience and love as a background for any communication with “Other” seems to be an interesting departure point for both critical feminist analysis of neoliberalism and propositions for political solidarity.