TY - BOOK ID - 38410 TI - The Politics of Affective Societies AU - Bens, Jonas AU - Diefenbach, Aletta AU - John, Thomas AU - Kahl, Antje AU - Lehmann, Hauke AU - Lüthjohann, Matthias AU - Oberkrome, Friederike AU - Roth, Hans AU - Scheidecker, Gabriel AU - Thonhauser, Gerhard AU - Yasemin Ural, Nur AU - Wahba, Dina AU - Walter-Jochum, Robert AU - Ragip Zik, M. PY - 2019 SN - 9783839447628 9783837647624 DB - DOAB KW - Politics KW - Affect KW - Emotion KW - Culture KW - Cultural Theory KW - Ethnology KW - Cultural Anthropology KW - Cultural Studies UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:38410 AB - Many claim that political deliberation has become exceedingly affective, and hence, destabilizing. The authors of this book revisit that assumption. While recognizing that significant changes are occurring, these authors also point out the limitations of turning to contemporary democratic theory to understand and unpack these shifts. They propose, instead, to reframe this debate by deploying the analytic framework of affective societies, which highlights how affect and emotion are present in all aspects of the social. What changes over time and place are the modes and calibrations of affective and emotional registers. With this line of thinking, the authors are able to gesture towards a new outline of the political.