Affect in Relation : Families, Places, Technologies, Hardback Book

Affect in Relation : Families, Places, Technologies Hardback

Edited by Birgitt Rottger-Rossler, Jan (Free University, Berlin, Germany) Slaby


Decades of research on affect and emotion have brought out the paramount importance of affective processes for human lives. Affect in Relation brings together perspectives from social science and cultural studies in order to analyse the formative, subject-constituting potentials of affect and emotion.

Relational affect is understood not as individual mental states, but as social-relational processes that is both formative and transformative of human subjects.

Consisting of a combination of interdisciplinary case studies, this volume explores relational affect within four key contexts:Part I: "Affective Families" deals with the affective dynamics in transnational families, who live scattered across several regions and nations. Part II: "Affect and Place" brings together work on affective place-making in the context of migration as well as in political movements.

Part III: "Affect at Work" analyses the affective dimension of contemporary white-collar workplaces. Part IV: "Affect and Media" focuses on the role of media for the formation and mobilization of relational affect. In its transdisciplinary spirit, analytical rigor and focus on timely and salient global matters, Affect in Relation consolidates the field of affect studies and opens up new avenues for scholarly and practical co-operation.

It will appeal to both students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and human development.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 12 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 12 Illustrations, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy: aesthetics
  • ISBN: 9781138059054



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