Dr. Paul Rekret, Associate Professor of Politics, has just published a new essay titled “Affect & Politics: A Critical Assessment” in the book Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paul Reilly, Anastasia Veneti and Dimitrinka Atanasova (eds)), Press Books.
The book features contributions from 37 academics across the globe. It presents a range of disciplinary perspectives on politics and emotions, including the fields of computer science, (digital) media studies, journalism studies and political science. Drawing on a range of case studies such as the 2016 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament march in London, the movement against TTIP-TAFTA and, health activism such as “I Want PrEP Now”, the contributors provide new insight into the affective turn in protest and social movements.
Rekret’s contribution is available here.