The working group "Affect, Emotion and the Political" facilitates an interdisciplinary exchange on the role of affect and emotion for workings of the political. To that end, participants from different sub-projects and otherwise associated with the Collaborative Research Centre contribute data, material and research findings to an open group discussion.
We take a theoretically slim working concept to conceive of the political in affective societies as a stating point for approaching the question how affect and emotion shape the workings of the political. In our view, this should be approached from the ground up and needs a certain theoretical openness to tackle the field more broadly.
Our aim is to connect the different insights and perspectives of our group members in a collaborative writing projects to better come to terms with the relationship of affect, emotion and the political.