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The Evolution of Affect Theory : The Humanities, the Sciences, and the Study of Power, Paperback / softback Book

The Evolution of Affect Theory : The Humanities, the Sciences, and the Study of Power Paperback / softback

Part of the Elements in Histories of Emotions and the Senses series

Description

Across the humanities, a set of interrelated concepts - excess, becoming, the event - have gained purchase as analytical tools for thinking about power.

Some versions of affect theory rely on Gilles Deleuze's concept of 'becoming', proposing that affect is best understood as a field of dynamic novelty.

Reconsidering affect theory's relationship with life sciences, Schaefer argues that this procedure fails as a register of the analytics of power.

By way of a case study, this work concludes with a return to the work of Saba Mahmood, in particular her 2005 study of the women's mosque movement in Cairo, Politics of Piety.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 75 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781108732116

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