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]
Affect, Power, and Institutions
Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari
Affective Societies Key Concepts
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 ...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
By Christian von Scheve, Anna Lea Berg, Meike Haken, Nur Yasemin 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...