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Affective Habits: Sensation, Duration, Automation

Pedwell, Carolyn (2021) Affective Habits: Sensation, Duration, Automation. In: Politics of Emotion. Power of Affect. Diaphanes, Berlin. (KAR id:73119)


This chapter begins with a critical hypothesis: in order to better understand the logics, challenges and potentialities of social change at the current conjuncture, we might need to attend more carefully to the relationship between affect and habit. That is, in the midst of the turn to affect, renewed interest in habit, the rise of various ‘new’ materialisms and ecological approaches and the growing salience of algorithmic life, both apprehending and pursuing socio-political transformation may require closer engagement with the emergent links among sensation, duration, repetition, iteration, automation and atmosphere.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: sensation, habit, social change, pragmatism, affect theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 07:29 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2021 06:54 UTC
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