Affective Publics

Affective Publics

Drawing from research presented in the previous chapters, I suggest that crowds
become mobilized via online networks of support in ways that discursively render
affective publics. I define affective publics as networked public formations that ...

Author: Zizi Papacharissi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199999743

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Over the past few decades, we have witnessed the growth of movements using digital means to connect with broader interest groups and express their points of view. These movements emerge out of distinct contexts and yield different outcomes, but tend to share one thing in common: online and offline solidarity shaped around the public display of emotion. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ways that frequently make people feel re-energized about politics. In doing so, media do not make or break revolutions but they do lend emerging, storytelling publics their own means for feeling their way into events, frequently by making those involved a part of the developing story. Technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making us feel close to some and distancing us from others. Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices facilitate engagement among movements tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements, various iterations of Occupy, and everyday casual political expressions as traced through the archives of trending topics on Twitter. It traces how affective publics materialize and disband around connective conduits of sentiment every day and find their voice through the soft structures of feeling sustained by societies. Using original quantitative and qualitative data, Affective Publics demonstrates, in this groundbreaking analysis, that it is through these soft structures that affective publics connect, disrupt, and feel their way into everyday politics.
Categories: Political Science

Public Spheres of Resonance

Public Spheres of Resonance

Such affective media practices shift gradually from personal to public
communication and become part of affective publics. The affective character of
these practices becomes apparent in the blurring of established dichotomies
between private ...

Author: Anne Fleig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429881916

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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To understand the profound changes in the modes of public political debate over the past decade, this volume develops a new conception of public spheres as spaces of resonance emerging from the power of language to affect and to ascribe and instill collective emotion. Political discourse is no longer confined to traditional media, but increasingly takes place in fragmented and digital public spheres. At the same time, the modes of political engagement have changed: discourse is said to increasingly rely on strategies of emotionalization and to be deeply affective at its core. This book meticulously shows how public spheres are rooted in the emotional, bodily, and affective dimensions of language, and how language – in its capacity to affect and to be affected – produces those dynamics of affective resonance that characterize contemporary forms of political debate. It brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences and focuses on two fields of inquiry: publics, politics, and media in Part I, and language and artistic inquiry in Part II. The thirteen chapters provide a balanced composition of theoretical and methodological considerations, focusing on highly illustrative case studies and on different artistic practices. The volume is an indispensable source for researchers and postgraduate students in cultural studies, literary studies, sociology, and political science. It likewise appeals to practitioners seeking to develop an in-depth understanding of affect in contemporary political debate.
Categories: Social Science

Affective Politics of Digital Media

Affective Politics of Digital Media

I'm realising I have shockingly little to say about publics and commons, as this
has never been my context of inquiry, or a conceptual framework ... All this allows
for all kinds of social organization, and for all kinds of affective intensities and ties
 ...

Author: Megan Boler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000169171

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 838

This interdisciplinary, international collection examines how sophisticated digital practices and technologies exploit and capitalize on emotions, with particular focus on how social media are used to exacerbate social conflicts surrounding racism, misogyny, and nationalism. Radically expanding the study of media and political communications, this book bridges humanities and social sciences to explore affective information economies, and how emotions are being weaponized within mediatized political landscapes. The chapters cover a wide range of topics: how clickbait, "fake news," and right-wing actors deploy and weaponize emotion; new theoretical directions for understanding affect, algorithms, and public spheres; and how the wedding of big data and behavioral science enables new frontiers of propaganda, as seen in the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal. The collection includes original interviews with luminary media scholars and journalists. The book features contributions from established and emerging scholars of communications, media studies, affect theory, journalism, policy studies, gender studies, and critical race studies to address questions of concern to scholars, journalists, and students in these fields and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

The Ethical Economy

The Ethical Economy

the public of investors and analysts, who deliberate on the conventions that
support the valuation of intangible assets. ... And, according to the model of
publics and reputation economies described earlier in this volume, such affective
 ...

Author: Adam Arvidsson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526432

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 654

A more ethical economic system is now possible, one that rectifies the crisis spots of our current downturn while balancing the injustices of extreme poverty and wealth. Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, a scholar and an entrepreneur, outline the shape such an economy might take, identifying its origins in innovations already existent in our production, valuation, and distribution systems. Much like nineteenth-century entrepreneurs, philosophers, bankers, artisans, and social organizers who planned a course for modern capitalism that was more economically efficient and ethically desirable, we now have a chance to construct new instruments, institutions, and infrastructure to reverse the trajectory of a quickly deteriorating economic environment. Considering a multitude of emerging phenomena, Arvidsson and Peitersen show wealth creation can be the result of a new kind of social production, and the motivation of continuous capital accumulation can exist in tandem with a new desire to maximize our social impact. Arvidsson and Peitersen argue that financial markets could become a central arena in which diverse ethical concerns are integrated into tangible economic valuations. They suggest that such a common standard has already emerged and that this process is linked to the spread of social media, making it possible to capture the sentiment of value to most people. They ultimately recommend how to build upon these developments to initiate a radical democratization of economic systems and the value decisions they generate.
Categories: Political Science

Rhetorics of Insecurity

Rhetorics of Insecurity

Her work at the Department ofAnthro— pology at Stanford University focuses on
nationalism, public space, tempo— rality, and affective publics in Beirut, Lebanon
. She also conducts research on the politics of self, memory, and nationalism in ...

Author: Zeynep Gambetti

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814744369

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Rhetorics of Insecurity, Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia bring together a select group of scholars to investigate the societal ramifications of the present-day concern with security in diverse contexts and geographies. The essays claim that discourses and practices of security actually breed insecurity, rather than merely being responses to the latter. By relating the binary of security/insecurity to the binary of neoliberalism/neoconservatism, the contributors to this volume reveal the tensions inherent in the proliferation of individualism and the concurrent deployment of techniques of societal regulation around the globe. Chapters explore the phenomena of indistinction, reversal of terms, ambiguity, and confusion in security discourses. Scholars of diverse backgrounds interpret the paradoxical simultaneity of the suspension and enforcement of the law through a variety of theoretical and ethnographic approaches, and they explore the formation and transformation of forms of belonging and exclusion. Ultimately, the volume as a whole aims to understand one crucial question: whether securitized neoliberalism effectively spells the end of political liberalism as we know it today.
Categories: Social Science

New Media and International Development

New Media and International Development

Book Summary I began this book by laying the theoretical and historical
foundations of Northern publics' affective engagements with international
development, and particularly with microfinance. Indeed, this book is the first
comprehensive ...

Author: Anke Schwittay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135076092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 377

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international development efforts have an affective dimension. This is fostered through narrative and visual representations, through the performance of development rituals and through bonds of fellowship between Northern donors and Southern recipients. These practices constitute people in the global North as everyday humanitarians and mobilize their affective investments, which are financial, social and emotional investments in distant others to alleviate their poverty. This book draws on ethnographic material from the US, India and Indonesia and the anthropological and development studies literature on humanitarianism, affect and the public faces of development. It opens up novel avenues of research into the formation of new development subjects in the global North. This book will appeal to researchers and students of international development, anthropology, media studies and related fields, as well as practitioners and professionals in the field of international development
Categories: Business & Economics

Utopia Limited

Utopia  Limited

Also in Chicago, the Affective Publics Reading Group became a home away from
home when it was most needed. I owe a special, almost inarticulable and
certainly immeasurable debt to Jim Chandler for the combined gift of his
skepticism ...

Author: Anahid Nersessian

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674425125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 598

What is utopia if not a perfect impossible world? Anahid Nersessian reveals the basic misunderstanding of that ideal. Applying the lessons of art to the rigors of life on an imperiled planet, she enlists the Romantics to redefine utopia as an investment in limitation—not a perfect world but one where we get less than we hoped but more than we had.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Scandals and Abstraction

Scandals and Abstraction

... Lauren Berlant and the Affective Publics groups provided a space to work
through methodological problems in genuinely new and creative ways. Now at
Saint Mary's University, my colleagues in the English department provide
intellectual ...

Author: Leigh Claire La Berge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199372874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 114

"The greed, excess, and decadence of the long 1980s has been famously chronicled, critiqued, and satirized in epochal works like White Noise by Don DeLillo, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities. Leigh Claire La Berge offers an in-depth study of these fictions alongside the key moments of financial history that inform them, contending that throughout the 1980s, novelists, journalists, and filmmakers began to reimagine the capitalist economy as one that was newly personal, masculine, and anxiety producing. The study's first half links the linguistic to the technological by exploring the arrival of ATMs and their ubiquity in postmodern American literature. In transformative readings of novels such as White Noise and American Psycho, La Berge traces how the ATM serves as a symbol of anxious isolation and the erosion of interpersonal communication. A subsequent chapter on Ellis' novel and Jane Smiley's Good Faith explores how male protagonists in each develop unique associations between money and masculinity. The second half of the monograph features chapters that attend to works-most notably Oliver Stone's Wall Street and Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities-that capture aspects of the arrogance and recklessness that led to the savings-and-loan crisis and the 1987 stock market crash. Concluding with a coda on the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement and four short stories written in its wake, Scandals and Abstraction demonstrates how economic forces continue to remain a powerful presence in today's fiction"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Handbook of Crisis Communication

The Handbook of Crisis Communication

excuse and justification, to accommodative strategies like ingratiation and
corrective action, to engage their publics (Pang et ... building and a more precise
way of shaping crisis response by considering the primary publics' affective
reactions.

Author: W. Timothy Coombs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444356519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 769

Written as a tool for both researchers and communication managers, the Handbook of Crisis Communication is a comprehensive examination of the latest research, methods, and critical issues in crisis communication. Includes in-depth analyses of well-known case studies in crisis communication, from terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina Explores the key emerging areas of new technology and global crisis communication Provides a starting point for developing crisis communication as a distinctive field research rather than as a sub-discipline of public relations or corporate communication
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Refugees and Network Publics on Twitter Networked Framing Affect and Capture

Refugees and Network Publics on Twitter  Networked Framing  Affect  and Capture

The study also identified some explicitly racist hashtags linked to some of the security and safety frames. Elite politicians, media, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) represent the most prominent actors.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1051878231

Category:

Page:

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This article constitutes a big data study of Twitter during the peak of the so-called refugee crisis in the period between October 2015 and May 2016. The article analyzed almost 7.5 million tweets collected through hashtags such as #refugee, #refugeecrisis, # flüchtling, and others. Theoretically, the article draws on concepts such as hybrid media, affective publics, networked framing, and voice. In the context of any increasingly hybrid media, we ask what are the frames on refugees that emerge on Twitter, who are the emerging elites, and to what extent do these frames represent alternative voices. Overall, the findings indicate that overall, the dominant frames remain the same, revolving around security and safety on one hand and humanitarianism on the other. The study also identified some explicitly racist hashtags linked to some of the security and safety frames. Elite politicians, media, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) represent the most prominent actors. In general, the refugee issue on Twitter was found to be subsumed and instrumentalized by political interests. Affect and networked frames are captured by and within a specific political position that we found revolving around the personage of Donald Trump and the increasingly strident anti-immigration voices in Europe. In these terms, the results indicate that Twitter’s contribution to the refugee debate is profoundly equivocal.
Categories:

Audiences and Publics

Audiences and Publics

This chapter brings together and challenges two popularly-held assumptions
about publics and audiences. The first ... for the news audience are based, that is,
between public and private, rational and affective, disinterested and interested.

Author: Sonia M. Livingstone

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501291

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

View: 868

In today's thoroughly mass-mediated world, audiences and publics are, of course, composed of the same people. Yet social science traditionally treats them quite differently. Indeed, it is commonplace to define audiences in opposition to the public: in both popular and elite discourses, audiences are denigrated as trivial, passive, individualised, while publics are valued as active, critically engaged and politically significant.
Categories: Psychology

Feeling Women s Liberation

Feeling Women   s Liberation

tice ofcollective public activity is the intimatepublic, which she defines as a public
“that foregrounds affective and emotional attachments located in fantasies ofthe
common, the everyday, and a sense of ordinariness, a space where the social ...

Author: Victoria Hesford

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822397519

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 323

The term women's liberation remains charged and divisive decades after it first entered political and cultural discourse around 1970. In Feeling Women's Liberation, Victoria Hesford mines the archive of that highly contested era to reassess how it has been represented and remembered. Hesford refocuses debates about the movement’s history and influence. Rather than interpreting women's liberation in terms of success or failure, she approaches the movement as a range of rhetorical strategies that were used to persuade and enact a new political constituency and, ultimately, to bring a new world into being. Hesford focuses on rhetoric, tracking the production and deployment of particular phrases and figures in both the mainstream press and movement writings, including the work of Kate Millett. She charts the emergence of the feminist-as-lesbian as a persistent "image-memory" of women's liberation, and she demonstrates how the trope has obscured the complexity of the women's movement and its lasting impact on feminism.
Categories: Social Science

Public Theatres and Theatre Publics

Public Theatres and Theatre Publics

She is currently completing a monograph entitled Embodying Germanity:
Hamburg Dramaturgy, Theatrical Performance, and Affective Cultural Identity and
has contributed thirty-five entries on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German
actors ...

Author: Robert Shimko

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443838610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 886

Public Theatres and Theatre Publics presents sixteen focused investigations that connect theatre and performance studies with public sphere theory. The organizing critical lens of publics and publicness allows for the chapters to speak to one another other across time periods and geographies, inviting readers to think about how performing in public shapes and circulates concepts of identity, notions of taste or belonging, markers of class, and possibilities for political agency. Each essay presents a theorized case study that grapples with fundamental questions of how individuals perform in public contexts. The essays, written by a cross-section of prominent and emerging theatre and performance scholars, contribute new discussions and understandings of how theatre and performance work, as well as how publics, publicity, and modes of publicness have been constructed and contested over the last three centuries and in multiple national contexts including the US, Britain, France, Germany, Argentina and Egypt.
Categories: Performing Arts

Managing the Public s Trust in Non profit Organizations

Managing the Public s Trust in Non profit Organizations

The foundations of trust in an adult population are both relatively fixed (
personality and societal trust), and relatively open to cultivation (cognitive,
affective, and category-based trust). The left-hand side of Fig. 6.1 shows these
foundation ...

Author: Christopher D.B. Burt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781493905607

Category: Psychology

Page: 65

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Globally there is growing concern over charities abilities to raise funds. This is of concern to both charity organizations and policy makers. One of the key factors that determine the public’s willingness to provide funds (to donate) is trust in both specific charity organizations and the sector in general. A significant amount of research from a number of disciplines has pointed to ways in which the public’s trust can be generated and maintained. Bring this research into a single source will provide a valuable guide for both individual charity organizations and policy makers.
Categories: Psychology

Making Public Policy Decisions

Making Public Policy Decisions

These new boundaries arise at least in part from the affective impact of
collaboration and are also imbued with its emotional legacies, which continue to
circulate between and amongst collaborating actors and institutions. Circulation
is an ...

Author: Damon Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317697718

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 991

To understand public policy decisions, it is imperative to understand the capacities of the individual actors who are making them, how they think and feel about their role, and what drives and motivates them. However, the current literature takes little account of this, preferring instead to frame the decisions as the outcomes of a rational search for value-maximising alternatives or the result of systematic and well-ordered institutional and organisational processes. Yet understanding how personal and emotional factors interact with broader institutional and organisational influences to shape the deliberations and behaviour of politicians and bureaucrats is paramount if we are to construct a more useful, nuanced and dynamic picture of government decision-making. This book draws on a variety of approaches to examine individuals working in contemporary government, from freshly-trained policy officers to former cabinet ministers and prime ministers. It provides important new insights into how those in government navigate their way through complex issues and decisions based on developed expertise that fuses formal, rational techniques with other learned behaviours, memories, emotions and practiced forms of judgment at an individual level. This innovative collection from leading academics across Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and North America will be of great interest to researchers, educators, advanced students and practitioners working in the fields of political science, public management and administration, and public policy.
Categories: Political Science

Encyclopedia of Public Relations

Encyclopedia of Public Relations

In public relations, understanding, communicating, and managing both
organizational and public uncertainty are ... and affective (anxiety reduction)
dimensions and suggests that the twin processes of uncertainty reduction and
anxiety ...

Author: Robert L. Heath

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1152

View: 271

When initially published in 2005, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Public Relations was the first and most authoritative compilation of the subject. It remains the sole reference source for any library serving patrons in business, communication, and journalism as it explores the evolution of the field with examples describing the events, changing practices, and key figures who developed and expanded the profession. Reader’s Guide topics include Crisis Communications & Management, Cyberspace, Ethics, Global Public Relations, Groups, History, Jargon, Management, Media, News, Organizations, Relations, Reports, Research, and Theories & Models. Led by renowned editor Robert L. Heath, with advisory editors and contributors from around the world, the set is designed to reach a wide array of student readers who will go on to serve as opinion leaders for improving the image and ethics of the practice. The Second Edition continues to explore key challenges facing the profession, such as earning the trust and respect of critics and the general public. Much greater emphasis and space will be placed on a theme that was just emerging when the First Edition appeared: the Internet and social media as public relations tools. International coverage and representation has been greatly expanded, as well. Finally, biographies (which are now widely available on the Web) have been deleted to give room to areas of enhanced coverage, and biographical material are included where appropriate within the context of topical entries. However, a long entry on women pioneers in public relations has been included as an appendix.
Categories: Business & Economics

Affective Mapping

Affective Mapping

... African Americans in 1900, Frederick Douglass had an understanding of the
affective value and force of the sorrow songs that was quite different from that of
W. E. B Du Bois. ... and attractive within his public's mode of attune- ment.

Author: Jonathan FLATLEY

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674030788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Flatley argues that embracing melancholy can be a road back to contact with others and can lead people to an invigorated relationship with the world around them. He demonstrates that a seemingly disparate set of modernist writers and thinkers showed how aesthetic activity can give us the means to comprehend and change our relation to loss.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

We are excited by the prospect of geographers working with publics not only like/
as artists but also like/as activists. ... more ethical trading practices and generated
new kinds of “affective pull” to engage wider publics in food justice campaigns.

Author: Nuala C. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384435

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 711

**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility
Categories: Social Science

The Public s Understanding and Attitudes Toward Educational Accountability

The Public s Understanding and Attitudes Toward Educational Accountability

The Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, John W. Porter Michigan.
Department of ... They wished to stress the equal importance of the affective ,
psychomotor , and cognitive domains in the education of children and youth .

Author: Michigan. Department of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112111561947

Category: Educational accountability

Page: 218

View: 135

Categories: Educational accountability

Imaginal Machines

Imaginal Machines

One gets to know them not through representation but through affective
contamination . ... arguments can take place in an already existing public sphere
- the common ground and frame of reference - that preexists the particular
expression .

Author: Stevphen Shukaitis

Publisher: Autonomedia

ISBN: PSU:000068600785

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 620

Nonfiction. Political Science. Criticism and Theory. Art. "IMAGINAL MACHINES explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. IMAGINAL MACHINES is truly a book that makes a path by walking"--Silvia Federici, author of CALIBAN AND THE WITCH: WOMEN, THE BODY, AND PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION.
Categories: Art