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
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 75 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 30/05/2019
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781108732116