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The affect theory reader

Author: Melissa Gregg; Gregory J Seigworth
Publisher: North Carolina : Duke University Press, 2011.
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A field-defining collection that consolidates thinking and builds momentum in the burgeoning area of affect studies.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Gregg; Gregory J Seigworth
ISBN: 9780822347767 0822347768
OCLC Number: 751962907
Notes: Paperback.
Description: 392 Seiten ; 23 x 15 x 3 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ixAn Inventory of Shimmers / Gregory J. Seigworth and Melissa Gregg 1One. Impingements 1. Happy Objects / Sara Ahmed 292. The Future Birth of the Affective Fact: The Political Ontology of Threat / Brian Massumi 523. Writing Shame / Elspeth Probyn 71Two. Aesthetics and the Everyday 4. Cruel Optimism / Lauren Berlant 935. Bitter after Taste: Affect, Food, and Social Aesthetics / Ben Highmore 118An Ethics of Everyday Infinities and Powers: Felix Guattari on Affect and the Refrain/ Lone Bertelsen and Andrew Murphie 138Three. Incorporeal/Inorganic 7. Modulating the Excess of Affect: Morale in a State of "Total War" / Ben Anderson 1618. After Affect: Sympathy, Synchrony, and Mimetic Communication / Anna Gibbs 1869. The Affective Turn: Political Economy, Biomedia, and Bodies / Patricia T. Clough 206Four. Managing Affects 10. Eff the Ineffable: Affect, Somatic Management, and Mental Health Service Users / Steven D. Brown and Ian Tucker 22911. On Friday Night Drinks: Workplace Affects in the Age of the Cubicle / Melissa Gregg 25012. Desiring Recognition, Accumulating Affect / Megan Watkins 269Five. After Affect 13. Understanding the Material Practices of Glamour / Nigel Thrift 28914. Affect's Future: Rediscovering the Virtual in the Actual / Lawrence Grossberg (An Interview with Gregory J. Seigworth and Melissa Gregg) 309Afterword. Worlding Refrains / Kathleen Stewart 339References 355Contributors 381Index 385
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Gregg, Gregory J. Seigworth.


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