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Christoph Brunner: Affective Politics of Timing
Affective Politics of Timing
(p. 245 – 262)

Christoph Brunner

Affective Politics of Timing
On Emergent Collectivity in Ragnar Kjartansson's »The Visitors«

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  • gender
  • temporality
  • media studies
  • body
  • epistemology
  • affects
  • perception
  • media theory
  • knowledge

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Marie-Luise Angerer (ed.), Bernd Bösel (ed.), ...: Timing of Affect

Affect, or the process by which emotions come to be embodied, is a burgeoning area of interest in both the humanities and the sciences. For »Timing of Affect«, Marie-Luise Angerer, Bernd Bösel, and Michaela Ott have assembled leading scholars to explore the temporal aspects of affect through the perspectives of philosophy, music, film, media, and art, as well as technology and neurology. The contributions address possibilities for affect as a capacity of the body; as an anthropological inscription and a primary, ontological conjunctive and disjunctive process as an interruption of chains of stimulus and response; and as an arena within cultural history for political, media, and psychopharmacological interventions. Showing how these and other temporal aspects of affect are articulated both throughout history and in contemporary society, the editors then explore the implications for the current knowledge structures surrounding affect today.