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Routledge Studies in Affective Societies

About the Series

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.

Series Editors:

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]

Editorial Board:

Professor Jan Slaby, Professor Christian von Scheve, Professor Hubert Knoblauch, Dr. Kerstin Schankweiler, Dr. Katharina Metz

Routledge Editor:

Emily Briggs  [email protected]

11 Series Titles

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Affective Formation of Publics Places, Networks, and Media

Affective Formation of Publics: Places, Networks, and Media

1st Edition

Edited By Margreth Lünenborg, Birgitt Röttger-Rössler
September 01, 2023

This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of current formations of publics that is informed by in-depth knowledge of affect and emotion theory. Using empirical case studies from contexts as diverse as India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and the Americas as well as Europe, the book challenges ...

The Affective Dynamics of Mass Protests Midān Moments and Political Transformation in Egypt and Turkey

The Affective Dynamics of Mass Protests: Midān Moments and Political Transformation in Egypt and Turkey

1st Edition

Edited By Bilgin Ayata, Cilja Harders
September 08, 2023

This book examines the connection between affects, mobilisation, and political transformation. Offering unique insights into the affective and emotional dynamics of occupied Tahrir and Taksim Squares, this book builds a novel understanding of urban mass protests and their capacity to “travel” ...

Affect, Power, and Institutions

Affect, Power, and Institutions

1st Edition

Edited By Millicent Churcher, Sandra Calkins, Jandra Böttger, Jan Slaby
December 30, 2022

This volume advances a comprehensive transdisciplinary approach to the affective lives of institutions – theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and critical. With this approach, the volume foregrounds the role of affect in sustaining as well as transforming institutional arrangements that are deeply ...

Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari

Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari

1st Edition

Edited By Marko Jobst, Hélène Frichot
August 01, 2022

Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari is the first sustained survey into ways of theorising affect in architecture. It reflects on the legacy and influence of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in the uptake of affect in architectural discourse and practice, and stresses the importance of...

Affect in Relation Families, Places, Technologies

Affect in Relation: Families, Places, Technologies

1st Edition

Edited By Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, Jan Slaby
January 14, 2020

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. ...

Public Spheres of Resonance Constellations of Affect and Language

Public Spheres of Resonance: Constellations of Affect and Language

1st Edition

Edited By Anne Fleig, Christian von Scheve
October 08, 2019

To understand the profound changes in the modes of public political debate over the past decade, this volume develops a new conception of public spheres as spaces of resonance emerging from the power of language to affect and to ascribe and instill collective emotion. Political discourse is no ...

Affect and Emotion in Multi-Religious Secular Societies

Affect and Emotion in Multi-Religious Secular Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Christian von Scheve, Anna Berg, Meike Haken, Nur Ural
September 18, 2019

Emotions have moved center stage in many contemporary debates over religious diversity and multicultural recognition. As in other contested fields, emotions are often one-sidedly discussed as quintessentially subjective and individual phenomena, neglecting their social and cultural constitution. ...

Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances Commit Yourself!

Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances: Commit Yourself!

1st Edition

Edited By Doris Kolesch, Theresa Schütz, Sophie Nikoleit
May 23, 2019

At present, we are witnessing a significant transformation of established forms of spectatorship in theatre, performance art and beyond. In particular, immersive and participatory forms of theatre allow audiences and performers to interact in a shared performance space.   Staging Spectators in ...

Affective Societies Key Concepts

Affective Societies: Key Concepts

1st Edition

Edited By Jan Slaby, Christian von Scheve
May 07, 2019

Affect and emotion have come to dominate discourse on social and political life in the mobile and networked societies of the early 21st century. This volume introduces a unique collection of essential concepts for theorizing and empirically investigating societies as Affective Societies. The ...

Analyzing Affective Societies Methods and Methodologies

Analyzing Affective Societies: Methods and Methodologies

1st Edition

Edited By Antje Kahl
March 26, 2019

In recent years, research in the social sciences and cultural studies has increasingly paid attention to the generative power of emotions and affects; that is, to the questions of how far they shape social and cultural processes while being simultaneously shaped by them. However, the literature on ...

Image Testimonies Witnessing in Times of Social Media

Image Testimonies: Witnessing in Times of Social Media

1st Edition

Edited By Kerstin Schankweiler, Verena Straub, Tobias Wendl
December 11, 2018

Recent political conflicts signal an increased proliferation of image testimonies shared widely via social media. Although witnessing with and through images is not a phenomenon of the internet era, contemporary digital image practices and politics have significantly intensified the affective ...

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