Emotion and Affect within the Context of Authoritarian Transformations in Egypt and Turkey
In the first term, the project C01 has analyzed the role of affective and emotional dynamics for political participation and transformation processes in Tahrir and Taksim Squares. We observed that the fight over the political heritage of the protests is carried out on material, symbolic and emotional-affective levels whereby the ruling elite tries to use the emotional repertoire of the “Midān Moments” in a discursive and performative manner and reinterprets them for their own purposes. The aim of the second phase is to systematize and empirically substantiate these assumptions. The expected results of the project is a contribution to a better understanding of affective and emotional dynamics that underlie authoritarian rule in Egypt and Turkey.