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Politics and the Emotions: The Affective Turn in Contemporary Political Studies Simon Thompson

Politics and the Emotions: The Affective Turn in Contemporary Political Studies

Simon Thompson

Published March 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781441119261
Paperback
248 pages
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Politics and the Emotions is a unique collection of essays that reflects the affective turn in the analysis of todays political world.Contributed by both prominent and younger scholars from Europe, US, and Australia, the book aims to advance theMorePolitics and the Emotions is a unique collection of essays that reflects the affective turn in the analysis of todays political world.Contributed by both prominent and younger scholars from Europe, US, and Australia, the book aims to advance the debate on the relation between politics and the emotions. To do so, essays are organized around five key thematic areas: emotion, antagonism and deliberation, the politics of fear, the affective dimension of political mobilization, the politics of reparation, and politics and the triumph of the therapeutic. In addition, each chapter includes a case study to demonstrate the application of concepts to practical issues, from the war on terror in the UK and the AIDS activist organization ACT UP in the US to womens liberation movement in New Zealand and Dutch policy experiments.Politics and the Emotions provides an accessible introduction to a rapidly developing field that will appeal to students in political theory, public and social policy, as well as the theory and practice of democracy.