Encountering Affect

Encountering Affect

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In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates around non-representational theories, he argues that affective life is always-already a€˜mediateda€™ - the never finished product of apparatuses, encounters and conditions. Through a wide range of examples including dread-debility-dependency in torture, ordinary hopes, and precariousness, Anderson shows the significance of affect for understanding life today.Breaking with then US army and marine interrogation doctrine based on establishing a#39;rapporta#39; or a#39;empathya#39; between interrogator and prisoner, practices of a#39;no-touch interrogationa#39; were advocated and used that have clear roots in the KuBArKanbsp;...

Title:Encountering Affect
Author:Dr Ben Anderson
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-07-28


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