Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”

Mazzarella, William. "Affect: What is it Good for?" Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization, edited by Saurabh Dube, London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 291-309. To remember: Even in its relatively untheorized invocations, affect carries tactile, sensuous, and perhaps also involuntary connotations (291). I write in the belief that only those ideas that compel our desire as … Continue reading Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”

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Zizi Papacharissi. Prelude to Affective Publics

Papacharissi, Zizi. Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics. New York, Oxford, 2015. To remember: There is an interesting, captivating connection between affect and ideology, feeling and belief, emotion and reason. These three groupings reflect imbricated yet distinct layers of engagement with public affairs ... they are pairings of co-occuring tendencies (3). newer media invite people … Continue reading Zizi Papacharissi. Prelude to Affective Publics

Cvetkovich, Ann. “Public Feelings”

Cvetkovich, Ann. "Public Feelings." South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 106, no. 3, 2007, pp. 459-68. To remember: The goal is to depathologize negative affects so that they can be seen as a possible resource for political action rather than as its antithesis. This is not, however, to suggest that depression is thereby converted into a positive … Continue reading Cvetkovich, Ann. “Public Feelings”