A book exploring issues of politics, protest and emotion has been published, featuring blogs and interdisciplinary contributions from academics from across the globe.
Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. A Book of Blogs has been edited by Paul Reilly (University of Sheffield), Anastasia Veneti (Bournemouth University), and Dimitrinka Atanasova (Queen Mary, University of London), and is available open access online or as a PDF download.
The publication features contributions from 37 academics across the globe, with a range of disciplinary perspectives on politics and emotions, including the fields of computer science, (digital) media studies, journalism studies and political science.
Drawing on a range of case studies such as the 2016 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament march in London, the movement against TTIP-TAFTA and, health activism such as “I Want PrEP Now”, the contributors provide new insight into the affective turn in protest and social movements.
Dr Paul Reilly said: “The purpose of this volume is not to offer conclusions or recommendations for those readers interested in the affective turn in protest and social movements. Rather, it is hoped that these blogposts provoke debate and reflection in relation to how everyday and extraordinary political actions has become infused with emotion.
“We would like to thank all of our authors for contributing to this conversation on Politics, Protest and Emotions.”
The book of blogs is divided into five main thematic categories: Politics, emotion and identity performance; Emotion and the news media; Women, politics, activism; Digital media and the politics of protest; Health, emotion, activism.
The origins of this book of blogs can be traced back to “Politics, Emotion and Protest,” an interdisciplinary workshop co-hosted by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Politics and Media Research and Civic Media Hub, the Department of Media & Communication at University of Leicester, the Politics and Media Group of the Political Studies Association.
This event, held on 9-10 July 2015, brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines in order to discuss the intersections between power, politics and emotions.
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