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Reclaiming Affect for Agency

This book unpacks how emotions and affect are key conceptual lenses for understanding contemporary processes and discourses around migration.

Drawing on empirical research, grassroots projects with migrants and refugees, and mediated stories of migration and asylum seeking from the Global North, the book sheds light on the affects of empathy, aspiration and belonging to reveal how they can be harnessed as public emotions of positive collective change.

In the face of increasing precariousness, Khorana calls for uncovering the potential of these affects in order to build new forms of care and solidarities across differences, and in the wake of intersecting global crises.

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Emotional Landscapes and Dark Futures

As nations reel from the effects of poverty, inequality, climate change and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels as though the world has entered a period characterized by pessimism, cynicism and anxiety.

This edited collection challenges individualized understandings of emotion, revealing how they relate to cultural, economic and political realities in difficult times.

Combining numerous empirical studies and theoretical developments from around the world, the diverse contributors explore how dystopian visions of the future influence, and are influenced by, the emotions of an anxious and precarious present.

This is an original investigation into the changing landscape of emotion in dark and uncertain times.

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approaches for their overly individualised and cognitively biased emphasis on the conscious instrumental calculations of self-interested persons (see, for example, England, 1989 ; Bourdieu, 1992 ; Collins, 1993 ; Boudon, 1998 ). The chaos of current political life and the denials of expert and evidenced analysis of the world’s woes point to two pressing emotion-sociological concerns: on the one hand we need to understand human beings as much more than calculating machines; they are moved and informed by emotion. On the other hand, the fact that emotion matters this way

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19 TWO Emotions and identity transformation Paula Hamilton Introduction The emotional dimensions and trajectories of crime and of desistance have, at least until relatively recently, been more or less neglected in mainstream theorising. This chapter draws on a small-scale narrative inquiry with a group of desisting men to explore the ways in which their emotions were implicated both in their offending behaviour and in their re-biography of their sense of themselves as men; a transformation in their narratised identities which appeared to underpin their

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115 FOURTEEN Emotions in community research Zanib Rasool My work involves using visual arts and narrative to explore women’s lives; I also use creative writing and oral history in order to engage communities in arts practice, community histories and co-production. I was involved in the writing element of the ‘Imagine’ project, working with three writing groups in Rotherham. I never imagined that emotions would play such a pivotal role in this research project. Sara Ahmed (2004) describes emotions as ‘involving bodily processes of affecting and being

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Introduction There are a number of publications that systematise the situation of the sociology of emotions 1 in Latin America: in general ( Sabido, 2011 ; Scribano, 2014a: 2016b , 2017 ), by particular countries ( Koury, 2014 ; Scribano, 2014a ), or by partially reconstructing it in the fields of literature ( Prieto, 2018 ) or education ( Streck, 2015 ). One way to systematise the multiplicity of works encompassing emotions in Latin America is as expressed by Cedillo Hernández and colleagues (2016: 30) who maintain: In 2007 there was initiated for

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In this article, I propose the articulation between emotions and senses from relational sociology in three levels of analysis: experience , practice and sensory networks . I have been working with Georg Simmel quite intensively for almost twenty years. Simmel’s proposal is undoubtedly a relational sociology ( Emirbayer, 1997 : 288; Vernik, 2003 ; Cantò-Milá, 2005 ; Pyyhtinen, 2009 ; 2010 ). I consider myself heir to that heritage, so I have been interested in offering a relational approach that articulates bodies, senses and emotions. In that sense, I

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politics really need to understand why feelings matter and to engage at an emotional level. 1 Simply put, I think it is an emotional disconnection that exists at the root of what Claudia Chwalisz (2015) describes as ‘the populist signal’. So in this lecture I want to explore anti-politics, citizenship and emotion, and I want to do this through a focus on imagination and anchorage, hope and sacrifice, and a bus and a tree. This is not quite the focus that I had originally intended to place at the centre of this lecture. I was planning to – and, to some extent, still

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Prospects and Dialogues

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Individuals’ behaviours at work are known to be shaped by cold, or cognitive-motivational, processes as well as hot, or affect-motivational, processes. To date, employee proactivity research has mainly focused on the ‘cold’ side. But emotion has been proposed to ‘energize’ employees’ proactivity, especially in interdependent and uncertain work environments.

In this pioneering work, expert scholars offer new thinking on the process by examining how emotion can drive employees’ proactivity in the workplace and how, in turn, that proactivity can shape one’s emotional experiences.

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In this ethnographic study Maria Adams turns a geographical and feminist lens on prisoners’ families.

She captures the testimonies of families as they navigate the sociological and social challenges of the imprisonment of loved ones, exploring key concepts including inequality, penal power and vulnerability. She also measures the impacts on many aspects of families’ emotions, relationships and identities, and considers the sources of support and resilience they draw on.

With original research and fresh insights, the book deepens our understanding of carceral geography and how families experience spaces, both inside prison and beyond the bars.

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