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New Anthology "Affective Formation of Publics" by Lünenborg and Röttger-Rössler

On the first of September, the new volume with analyses of contemporary public spheres based on affect and emotion theory will be published.

News from Aug 25, 2023

In the new interdisciplinary volume "Affective Formation of Publics: Places, Networks, and Media", editors Margreth Lünenborg and Birgitt Röttger-Rössler have compiled English-language contributions that analyze contemporary publics with the perspective of affect and emotion theory. 

Based on empirical case studies in Europe, India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and the American continents, public spheres are conceived as relational structures that include both people and their mediatized environment. Affectivity is understood as constitutive for all public spheres, whose intensity and characteristics, however, differ considerably. In the three parts "Places", "Networks" and "Media" the authors make visible on which aspects of publics the interdisciplinary view of emotion and affect research can be directed. 

The book addresses researchers and advanced students in media and communication studies, theater studies, literary studies, and social and cultural anthropology who are concerned with the unfolding of contemporary public spheres. The volume is a result of the work in the second term of the SFB 1171 "Affective Societies", funded by the German Research Foundation.

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