Affects as a Component of Governance

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Public Lecture on December 5, 2019, at Freie Universität Berlin / Organized by Project C01 of the "Affective Societies" Collaborative Research Center

No 365/2019 from Nov 26, 2019

On December 5, Professor Yael Navaro from the University of Cambridge will give a talk on affects in political contexts at Freie Universität. Using Turkey as a central example, the professor of social anthropology will examine how political regimes encourage nationalistically oriented affects while discouraging and even criminalizing non-nationalist ones. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, a professor of social and cultural anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin and director of Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1171 "Affective Societies: Dynamics of Social Coexistence in Mobile Worlds" will moderate the event. Prof. Cilja Harders, Prof. Bilgin Ayata, Bahar Firat, Dina Wahba, and Marie Gippert helped organize the event. They are researchers and employees in the CRC project C01 "Emotion and Affect within the Context of Authoritarian Transformations in Egypt and Turkey." The event is free and open to the public.

Freie Universität, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Staatliche Mussen zu Berlin all contribute to CRC 1171 together with Universität Hamburg, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale). Sixteen individual projects with researchers from ten different disciplines across the social sciences and humanities investigate how affect and emotion constitute basic aspects of social relations that are essential to whether societies are able to hold together or fall apart. The research group’s goal is to establish a new understanding of societies as affective societies, in which the fundamental meaning of emotionality and affectivity for communal life is taken into account, along with the many challenges of the mobile, interconnected, and mediatized environments of the twenty-first century.

Keywords

  • Political and social sciences

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