Spaces of Belonging Between Mexico and the United States. Introduction
Schütze, Stephanie – 2017
When affective and emotional dynamics relate to the establishment of relatively stable evaluative regimes of meaning, which govern, structure, and regulate how people make sense of the world and how the world appears in people’s sense-making, one can apply the term sentiment. Investigating sentiments is therefore central for coming to terms with political, legal, religious, and moral orders and the myriad of practices that bring about these orders, challenge them, transform them, and aim to stabilize and reproduce them. The concept of sentiment provides an important tool to analyze the normative dimension of affective societies.