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New Publication: The Politics of Affective Societies

Politics of Affective Societies

Politics of Affective Societies

News from Sep 26, 2019

transcript just published an 'interdisciplinary essay' that was written by researchers of CRC1171:

Many claim that political deliberation has become exceedingly affective, and hence, destabilizing. The authors of this book revisit that assumption. While recognizing that significant changes are occurring, these authors also point out the limitations of turning to contemporary democratic theory to understand and unpack these shifts. They propose, instead, to reframe this debate by deploying the analytic framework of affective societies, which highlights how affect and emotion are present in all aspects of the social. What changes over time and place are the modes and calibrations of affective and emotional registers. With this line of thinking, the authors are able to gesture towards a new outline of the political.

The authors are:

Jonas Bens / Aletta Diefenbach / Thomas John / Antje Kahl / Hauke Lehmann / Matthias Lüthjohann / Friederike Oberkrome / Hans Roth / Gabriel Scheidecker / Gerhard Thonhauser / Nur Yasemin Ural / Dina Wahba / Robert Walter-Jochum / M. Ragip Zik

The essay is published via open access.

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