News from Jun 04, 2019
Two contributions have been published as part of anthologies summarizing the results of the theory and method work of the research project B02 "Transcultural emotional repertoires in and through Reality TV".
The contribution "Affective Publics" by Margreth Lünenborg in the anthology "Affective Societies. Key Concepts" (Editors: Jan Slaby & Christian von Scheve) argues for a specifically affective understanding of the public sphere. By introducing affect as a core dimension of the constitution of publics (in plural), the understanding focuses on its relational, processual, and performative character.
In the article "Analyzing affective media practices by the use of video analysis" in the anthology "Analyzing Affective Societies. Methods and Methodologies" (Editor: Antje Kahl), Margreth Lünenborg and Tanja Maier show the potential of video analysis to shed light on the affective dynamics of media audiences. In doing so, they analyze the affective setting of watching television as affective media practices.
Lünenborg, Margreth; Maier, Tanja (2019): Analyzing Affective Media Practices by the Use of Video Analysis. In: Kahl, Antje (Ed): Analyzing Affective Societies. Methods and Methodologies, pp. 140-161.