Feelings of Religious Belonging and the Rhetorics of Injury in Public and in Art
Freie Universität Berlin
Project C04 within the Collaborative Reserach Center "Affective Societies - Dynamics of Social Coexistence in Mobile Worlds"
The project investigates from a sociological and literary-critical perspective, the discursive structures, rhetorics, and the experience of feelings of religious belonging and their importance in conflicts for recognition in Germany’s multi-religious society. Basic questions are how such feelings of religious belonging are constructed and interpreted in public discourse, which role do rhetorics of indignation, contempt, and hatred play, and how feelings of religious belonging are affectively experienced in lifeworld contexts by actors.