In recent years there has been a surge of interest in affect and emotion. Scholars want to discover how people are moved, and understand embodied social action, feelings and passions. How do social formations 'grab' people? How do roller coasters of contempt, patriotism, hate and euphoria power public life? This book systematically reviews research on affect and emotion in neuroscience, social psychology, sociology, and political science. It develops a critique of the 'turn to affect' and argues for an approach based on affective practice. It provides new analyses to explain how affect travels, settles, circulates and coalesces.
Chapter 1: Introducing Affect: Lines of Argument
Chapter 2: Bodying Affect: Affective Flows and Their Psychobiological Figuring
Chapter 3: Negotiating Affect: Discourse, Representation and Affective Meaning-Making
Chapter 4: Situating Affect: Interaction, Accountability and the Present Moment
Chapter 5: Solidifying Affect: Structures of Feeling, Habitus and Emotional Capital
Chapter 6: Personalising Affect: Relational Histories, Subjectivities and the Psychosocial
Chapter 7: Circulating Affect: Waves of Feeling, Contagion and Affective Transmission