Bhaji on the Beach: Relational Ethics in Practice

Salma Siddique

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Abstract

This chapter explores the relational ethics of how meaning is made through the reflexive process of judgments about existential life positions which create moral identities by our actions in the world. I will examine how this moral identity can emerge through using stories as a “social (re)membering”. It is
in the act of social remembering, recognition and regret where Freud (1962) and Nietzsche (1994) argue that morality acts as “the ethics of care” and as a societial mechanism of obligation. Morality serves to legitimatize the social structures and institutions of co-created roles and expected behaviours. The
individual develops ways of being to compensate for frustrations and uncertainty. Nietzsche (1994) explores this tension between the psychological need and the rationalizion of behaviour asmoralised actions and sees this experience as the individual’s attempt to impose one’s will within a socio-e
conomic context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Auto-ethnography
EditorsQueenbala Marak
Place of PublicationNew Delhi-110002 (India)
PublisherSeries Publications
Pages401-425
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)978-81-8387-672-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • Relational Ethics
  • Autoethnography

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Siddique, S. (2016). Bhaji on the Beach: Relational Ethics in Practice . In Q. Marak (Ed.), Doing Auto-ethnography (pp. 401-425). New Delhi-110002 (India): Series Publications .