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Resistance and Emotions - Interrrogating Crossroads and Social Change

Edited book
Authors Mikael Baaz
Satu Heikkinen
Mona Lilja
ISBN 978-1-138-48253-1
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London and New York
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Law
School of Global Studies
Language en
Subject categories Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology), Sociology, Law and Society

Abstract

This book discusses different ways in which the cross-roads between emotions and resistance can be theorised. While the sociological field focuses primarily on emotions that are entangled in the relationship between the individual and collective, the cultural studies field has recently started to emphasise affects as a ‘rescue’ from the deterministic aspect of the poststructuralist approach (in which language decides everything) (Hemmings 2005, 2014). Scholars promoting the ‘affective turn’ argue that affects and interpretations are inseparable. By taking affects as the point of departure, it is argued that it is possible to show how bodies move in their own ways, but still in relation to others. Departing from this, it becomes interesting to explore how emotions are involved in different power relations and how they feed resistance. If we accept that emotions and interpretations are entangled and inseparable then we must investigate emotions as powerful forces of resistance.

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