Affekte, Emotionen und politische Theorie jenseits des Staates: Eine Rezension von Brigitte Bargetz' Ambivalenzen des Alltags
Bens, Jonas – 2017
In her book Ambivalenzen des Alltags (Ambivalences of Everyday Life), Brigitte Bargetz has set out to make people's daily lives the starting point for thinking about the political. For this blog, this raises the question: is this also about the long-awaited translation of affect studies into political theory, as has recently been attempted here and there? (For a very illuminating overview, see Jan Slaby's review essay "Affect and Politics," forthcoming in Philosophische Rundschau). One might suspect so, because Brigitte Bargetz is one of the high-profile young German-language political theorists working from a feminist perspective on the inclusion of affect and emotion in political theory.