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Atmosphere

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Riedel, Friedlind – 2019

This chapter traces the genealogy of the term atmosphere in the German language, identifies historical semantic shifts, and points to its grammatical specifics. The state of research on atmospheres is briefly summarized and an overview is offered of the various definitions of the term in different disciplines. Drawing on Timothy Morton’s theory of ambient poetics, and on Hermann Schmitz’s “new phenomenology,” four key characteristics of atmospheres are discussed and elaborated: their mereological constitution, their modal structure, their intensification at affective thresholds, and their affective efficacy through suggestions of movement.

Titel
Atmosphere
Verfasser
Riedel, Friedlind
Datum
2019
Kennung
DOI: 10.4324/9781351039260-7
Erschienen in
Slaby, Scheve (Ed.) 2019 – Affective Societies
Sprache
eng
Art
Text
Größe oder Länge
pp. 85–95