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Social Collectives

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Cover)

Scheve, Christian von – 2019

This chapter elaborates a concept of social collectives. Contrary to widespread uses of “collective” as an umbrella term for various social formations (e.g., communities, organizations, crowds), the proposed concept focuses on affective processes and a social psychological mechanism as essential components. Social collectives are assemblages of actors that affect and are affected by others or by a specific object or situation, eventually sharing a common and situation-specific understanding of the self as an element of a collective. They are focused, albeit fragile and transient, episodes of dynamic stabilization in reciprocal affections and self-categorizations.

Titel
Social Collectives
Verfasser
Scheve, Christian von
Datum
2019
Kennung
DOI: 10.4324/9781351039260-23
Erschienen in
Slaby, Scheve (Ed.) 2019 – Affective Societies
Sprache
eng
Art
Text
Größe oder Länge
pp. 267–278