The Affect Theory Reader

By Gregory J. Seigworth

This field-defining assortment consolidates and builds momentum within the burgeoning quarter of have an effect on reports. The participants comprise some of the primary theorists of affect—those visceral forces underneath, along, or as a rule other than wakeful realizing that may serve to force us towards move, idea, and ever-changing different types of relation. As Lauren Berlant explores “cruel optimism,” Brian Massumi theorizes the affective good judgment of public possibility, and Elspeth Probyn examines disgrace, they, in addition to the opposite participants, exhibit how an information of have an effect on is commencing up fascinating new insights in disciplines from anthropology, cultural experiences, geography, and psychology to philosophy, queer experiences, and sociology. In essays various in material, kind, and point of view, the individuals display how have an effect on idea illuminates the intertwined nation-states of the classy, the moral, and the political as they play out throughout our bodies (human and non-human) in either mundane and remarkable methods. They demonstrate the huge theoretical chances opened through an know-how of have an effect on as they think of subject matters together with ethics, foodstuff, public morale, glamor, snark within the office, and psychological overall healthiness regimes. The impact conception Reader contains an interview with the cultural theorist Lawrence Grossberg and an afterword by means of the anthropologist Kathleen Stewart. within the advent, the editors recommend methods of defining impact, hint the concept’s background, and spotlight the position of impact conception in quite a few parts of study.

Sara Ahmed
Ben Anderson
Lauren Berlant
Lone Bertelsen
Steven D. Brown
Patricia Ticineto Clough
Anna Gibbs
Melissa Gregg
Lawrence Grossberg
Ben Highmore
Brian Massumi
Andrew Murphie
Elspeth Probyn
Gregory J. Seigworth
Kathleen Stewart
Nigel Thrift
Ian Tucker
Megan Watkins

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