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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 51745
Semester WiSe 2020/21 SWS 2
Rhythmus keine Übernahme Moodle-Link  
Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist - Eine Belegung ist online erforderlich Zentrale Frist    01.07.2020 - 28.10.2020    aktuell
Veranstaltungsformat Digital


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Raum-
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer
Do. 10:00 bis 12:00 wöch     findet statt     40
Gruppe 1:

Zugeordnete Personen
Zugeordnete Personen Zuständigkeit
Berg, Anna Lea , MA
Ural, Nur Yasemin , Dr.
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Master of Arts  Ethnographie: Theorie Hauptfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2019 )   -  
Master of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Hauptfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Affects and emotions are at the core of recent political and social upheaval. They structure political fields, imaginaries, subjects and objects. Anthropologists and social theorists from Durkheim onwards have considered questions of bodies, sensations, emotion in relation to the political. This class explores a range of theories and recent debates in the political anthropology of affect and emotion, for instance around questions of ontology, relationality or the non-human. We will discuss these literatures with particular attention to the question of what they can contribute to ethnographic practice and vice-versa. How are affects entangled with daily and exceptional life? How do emotions become invested in certain projects, sites, and people? How do they accumulate authority? This course aims to bring ethnographic specificity to these questions. Reading ethnographies and engaging with (empirical) material, it encourages participants to develop their skills to critically examine the role of social, cultural and political affects, i.e. public feelings of disgust, hope, fear and love.       

Es werden keine MAPs abgenommen. There no take place exams.


Hardt, M., “What Affects are Good For,” in Clough & Halley (eds.) The Affective Turn. Durnham: Duke University Press, 2007. Ix-xii.

Gould, Deborah B. 2009. Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight against AIDS. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hochschild, Arlie Russell. The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Katz, Jack. 1999. How Emotions Work. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Masco, Joseph. 2014. The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Durham: Duke University Press.

Mazzarella, William. 2017. The Mana of Mass Society. Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Navaro-Yashin, Yael. 2002. Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

———. 2012. The Make-Believe Space Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Ngai, Sianne. 2005. Ugly Feelings. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Povinelli, Elizabeth A. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Stewart, Kathleen. 2007. Ordinary Affects. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Stoler, Ann Laura. 2010. Along the Archival Grain Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Wedeen, Lisa. 2019. Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria. Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.       


Es werden keine MAPs abgenommen. There no take place exams.

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Die Veranstaltung wurde 4 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2020/21 gefunden:

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