Concepts as Methodology: A Plea for Arrangement Thinking in the Study of Affect
Jan Slaby, Rainer Mühlhoff, Philipp Wüschner – 2019
By way of an exemplary elucidation we sketch a proposal on how the development and refinement of concepts can serve as a cross-disciplinary methodology in the study of affect and emotion. We focus on the working concept of an affective arrangement which we characterize both historically and systematically and also with help of examples from recent affect research. Thereby, we provide materials for a view on the nature of conceptual practice in qualitative inquiry with broad application across the humanities, cultural studies and the social sciences.