This volume advances a comprehensive transdisciplinary approach to the affective lives of institutions – theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and critical. With this approach, the volume foregrounds the role of affect in sustaining as well as transforming institutional arrangements that are deeply problematic.

As part of its analysis, this book develops a novel understanding of institutional affect. It explores how institutions produce, frame, and condition affective dynamics and emotional repertoires, in ways that engender conformance or resistance to institutional requirements.

This collection of works will be important for scholars and students of interdisciplinary affect and emotion studies from a wide range of disciplines, including social sciences, cultural studies, social and cultural anthropology, organizational and institution studies, media studies, social philosophy, aesthetics, and critical theory.

chapter 1|32 pages

The Many Lives of Institutions

A Framework for Studying Institutional Affect

part I|70 pages

Politics, Publics, and Corporate Power

chapter 342|12 pages

Fabricated Feelings

Institutions, Organizations, and Emotion Repertoires

chapter 3|12 pages

Affective Citizenship

Differential Regimes of Belonging in Plural Societies

chapter 5|23 pages

Under Pressure

Journalism as an Affective Institution

part II|62 pages

Bodies, Materialities, and Infrastructure

part III|64 pages

Forms, Genres, and Aesthetics

chapter 10|15 pages

Rewriting Education

Genre and Affects of Social Mobility in Contemporary German Literature

chapter 11|19 pages

Right Reading

Affective Institutionalisations and the Politics of Literature in the German New Right

part IV|48 pages

Diversity, Care, and Critique

chapter 23013|13 pages

Affective Diversity

Conceptualizing Institutional Change in Postmigrant Societies

chapter 14|15 pages

Working Through Affects

Transforming and Challenging Psychosocial Care for Vietnamese Migrants

chapter 15|18 pages

Targeted Alienation

Reimagining the Labour of Abolition

chapter |6 pages


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