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Affective Publics

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Lünenborg, Margreth – 2019

This chapter develops the concept of affective publics, starting from a critical evaluation of the normative assumptions of “the public sphere” and its inherent hierarchies and exclusions along the lines of class, race, or gender. Drawing on Zizi Papacharissi’s notion of affective publics as small, fragile, and fluid, this chapter proposes that affect is central to the constitution of publics – in the plural – and that an affective understanding of publics reveals their relational, processual, and performative character. This understanding is particularly important to account for the complex mobile media environments and new networks of communication that are constitutive of contemporary publics.

Titel
Affective Publics
Verfasser
Lünenborg, Margreth
Datum
2019
Kennung
DOI: 10.4324/9781351039260-28
Erschienen in
Slaby, Scheve (Ed.) 2019 – Affective Societies
Sprache
eng
Art
Text
Größe oder Länge
pp. 319–329