Decades of research on affect and emotion have brought out the paramount importance of affective processes for human lives.
Affect in Relation brings together perspectives from social science and cultural studies to analyze the formative, subject constituting potentials of affect and emotion. Relational affect is understood not as individual mental states, but as social-relational processes that are both formative and transformative of human subjects.
This volume explores relational affect through a combination of interdisciplinary case studies within four key contexts:
In its transdisciplinary spirit, analytical rigor and focus on timely and salient global matters, Affect in Relation consolidates the field of affect studies and opens up new avenues for scholarly and practical co-operation. It will appeal to both students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and human development.
PART I – Affective Families
PART II – Affect and Place
PART III – Affect at Work
PART IV – Affect and Media
The Routledge Studies in Affective Societies book series presents high-level academic work on the social dimensions of human affectivity. It aims at shaping, consolidating and promoting a new understanding of societies as Affective Societies, accounting for the fundamental importance of affect and emotion for human coexistence in the mobile and networked worlds of the twenty-first century.
Birgitt Röttger-Rössler is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany [email protected]
Doris Kolesch is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany [email protected]
Professor Jan Slaby, Professor Christian von Scheve, Professor Hubert Knoblauch, Dr. Kerstin Schankweiler, Dr. Katharina Metz
Emily Briggs [email protected]