Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change

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Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

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Overview

Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230296589
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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ATHINA KARATZOGIANNI is Senior Lecturer in New Media and Political Communication, University of Hull, UK. She is the author of The Politics of Cyberconfict (2006), Power, Conflict and Resistance with Andrew Robinson (2010), and editor of Cyber Conflict and Global Politics (2009) and Violence and War in Culture and the Media (2012). Athina has written extensively on various incidents of cyberconflict, media movements and radical politics. She is currently working toward her research monograph The Real, the Virtual and the Imaginary State.

ADI KUNTSMAN Simon is Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include affect and emotions; migration, diaspora and nationalism; queer politics; war, violence and coloniality; new media and humanitarianism; and digital cultures. She is the author of Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond (2009) and the co-editor of Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality (with Esperanza Miyake, 2008).

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures; A.Kuntsman
PART I: AFFECT IN THE AGE OF THE DIGITAL
War By Other Means: What Difference Does the Graphic(s) Make?; P.Ticineto Clough
Nanoarchitectures: The Synthetic Design of Extensions and Thoughts; L.Parisi
WikiLeaks Affects: Ideology, Conflict and the Revolutionary Virtual; A.Karatzogianni
PART II: SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS OF DIGITAL CULTURES
Affect, Fantasy and Digital Cultures; D.Ferreday
Videogames and the Digital Sublime; E.Shinkle
Digital Affect, Clubbing and Club Drug Cultures: Reflection, Anticipation, Counter-Reaction; K.Moore
Touching Tales: Emotion in Digital Object Memories; K.Leder & A.Karpovich
PART III: VIRTUAL INTIMACIES
White Collar Intimacy; M.Gregg
DIY Therapy: Exploring Affective Self-representations in Trans Video Blogs on YouTube; T.Raun
Virtually Yours: Reflecting on the Place of Mobile Phones in Romantic Relationships; M.Sirisena
PART IV: FEELINGS, TECHNOLOGIES, POLITICS
Symptomologies of the State: Cuba's 'Email War' and the Paranoid Public Sphere; L.Humphreys
The Seducer's Net: Internet, Politics and Seduction; J.Rone
Digital Aesthetics and Affective Politics: Isaac Julien's Audio-Visual Installations; M.Quadraro
Epilogue: The Futures of the Affective Digital; A.Karatzogianni
Index

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