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 reviews. The participants comprise some of the critical theorists of affect—those visceral forces underneath, along, or more often than not other than wide awake realizing that may serve to force us towards flow, suggestion, and ever-changing kinds of relation. As Lauren Berlant explores “cruel optimism,” Brian Massumi theorizes the affective good judgment of public hazard, and Elspeth Probyn examines disgrace, they, in addition to the opposite members, express how an information of impact is beginning up interesting new insights in disciplines from anthropology, cultural reviews, geography, and psychology to philosophy, queer reports, and sociology. In essays different in material, type, and standpoint, the participants display how impact thought illuminates the intertwined geographical regions of the classy, the moral, and the political as they play out throughout our bodies (human and non-human) in either mundane and outstanding methods. They show the huge theoretical percentages opened via an information of impact as they think of themes together with ethics, foodstuff, public morale, glamor, snark within the office, and psychological future health regimes. The have an effect on idea Reader comprises an interview with the cultural theorist Lawrence Grossberg and an afterword via the anthropologist Kathleen Stewart. within the advent, the editors recommend methods of defining have an effect on, hint the concept’s historical past, and spotlight the position of have an effect on conception in numerous 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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