The Affect Theory Reader

By Gregory J. Seigworth

This field-defining assortment consolidates and builds momentum within the burgeoning quarter of have an effect on experiences. The members contain a few of the imperative theorists of affect—those visceral forces underneath, along, or mostly other than awake figuring out which may serve to force us towards circulation, inspiration, and ever-changing kinds of relation. As Lauren Berlant explores “cruel optimism,” Brian Massumi theorizes the affective good judgment of public hazard, and Elspeth Probyn examines disgrace, they, in addition to the opposite members, exhibit how an understanding of have an effect on is establishing up intriguing new insights in disciplines from anthropology, cultural stories, geography, and psychology to philosophy, queer reviews, and sociology. In essays assorted in material, kind, and standpoint, the individuals display how have an effect on concept illuminates the intertwined geographical regions of the cultured, the moral, and the political as they play out throughout our bodies (human and non-human) in either mundane and amazing methods. They show the wide theoretical chances opened by means of an expertise of impact as they consider issues together with ethics, nutrition, public morale, glamor, snark within the office, and psychological well-being regimes. The have an effect on idea Reader comprises an interview with the cultural theorist Lawrence Grossberg and an afterword via the anthropologist Kathleen Stewart. within the creation, the editors recommend methods of defining have an effect on, hint the concept’s heritage, and spotlight the position of have an effect on thought in a variety of components of study.

Contributors
Sara Ahmed
Ben Anderson
Lauren Berlant
Lone Bertelsen
Steven D. Brown
Patricia Ticineto Clough
Anna Gibbs
Melissa Gregg
Lawrence Grossberg
Ben Highmore
Brian Massumi
Andrew Murphie
Elspeth Probyn
Gregory J. Seigworth
Kathleen Stewart
Nigel Thrift
Ian Tucker
Megan Watkins

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