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Affective Relationality

1st International Conference of the CRC 1171 "Affective Societies", April 21-23, 2016

The conference "Affective Relationality" is based on the assumption that affect unfolds essentially in relation – both interpersonally and in the form of deep attachments to places, collectives, technologies and artifacts. Accordingly, affects have to be conceptualized as a dynamic relationality that traverses between and across individuals and not as inner ‘mental states‘. Affect constitutes human subjects as it binds them into social, material and technological constellations.
The conference aims to sharpen a transdisciplinary understanding of affective relationality. For this purpose it combines case studies with theoretical contributions from the fields of social and cultural anthropology, sociology, cultural geography as well as culture and media studies to give shape to affective relationality as a fundamental dimension of human reality. Areas of interest are the formation of aff ective bonds in child rearing constellations across cultures, affective attachment to place in migration and diaspora contexts and the affective shaping of subjectivities.

Welcome & Introduction

Birgitt Röttger-Rössler

Race and Affect at the Museum: The Museum as a Theatre of Pain

Divya Tolia-Kelly

Muslim Domesticities: Domicide, Trauma and Homelessness

Gilbert Caluya

Clarifying Relational Affect: From Process Ontology to Social Critique

Jan Slaby & Rainer Mühlhoff

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Lisa Blackman

Emotion in Communities of Nursing Practice

Ian Burkitt

Tactical Appropriation: Creating Communities of Taste

Nazlı Kilerci & Hauke Lehmann

Pleasing Little Sisters: Affective (Self-) Control Systems

Marie-Luise Angerer

The Varieties of Affective Relations in Socio-Technical Collectives: A Study of Automated Trading

Robert Seyfert

‚Education Sentimentale‘ in Migrant Students‘ University Trajectories: Family, and other Significant Relations

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

Re-framing Attachment Theory with Respect to Gender and Sexuality

Kathleen Barlow

Germans with Parents from Vietnam: Affective Dimensions of Parent-Child-Relations in Vietnamese Berlin

Birgitt Röttger-Rössler