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Faculty Book: Patricia Ticineto Clough, ed.

Patricia Ticineto Clough, ed., with Jean Halley

The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social
(Duke University Press, 2007)

In the mid-1990s, scholars turned their attention toward the ways that ongoing political, economic, and cultural transformations were changing the realm of the social. Focusing on this turn in scholarship, this set of essay looks specifically at the relationship of governance and economy through the lens of new configurations of affect, emotion, bodies, new media, and technoscience. Scholars based in sociology, cultural studies, science studies, and women’s studies illuminate this turn in thought and the essays taken together suggest that attending to the affective turn is necessary to theorizing the social. The book includes chapters by graduate and former graduate students at the Graduate Center. Patricia Clough is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUN 21, 2007

Category: Faculty Books, Sociology, Women's Studies