(In)habiting the Present

Pedwell, Carolyn (2015) (In)habiting the Present. . , 10 pp. Website. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

How might we understand the links among affect, habit, temporality and social transformation – and what might such a critical investigation imply for the ‘here and now’ of cultural and social theory and praxis?[1] Recent (as well as much earlier) work in Cultural Studies, and related fields, has explored the vital role certain affects, emotions and feelings might play in catalyzing radical social and political change. Such narratives of ‘affective revolution’ are often rich, important and inspiring. My sense, however, is that some of these analyses may actually do more to obscure than to enrich our understanding of how ‘progressive’ change might occur and endure in a given context (while side-stepping the vexing question of how to evaluate the concept of social ‘progress’ itself in the current socio-political landscape).

Item Type: Internet publication
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 11:38 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 11:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48753 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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