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Affect Disposition(ing)

  • The “affective turn” has been primarily concerned not with what affect is, but what it does. This article focuses on yet another shift towards how affect gets organized, i.e., how it is produced, classified, and controlled. It proposes a genealogical as well as a critical approach to the organization of affect and distinguishes between several “affect disposition(ing) regimes”—meaning paradigms of how to interpret and manage affects, for e.g., encoding them as byproducts of demonic possession, judging them in reference to a moralistic framework, or subsuming them under an industrial regime. Bernard Stiegler’s concept of psychopower will be engaged at one point and expanded to include social media and affective technologies, especially Affective Computing. Finally, the industrialization and cybernetization of affect will be contrasted with poststructuralist interpretations of affects as events.

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Author:Bernd BöselGND
Parent Title (English):Media and Communication
Subtitle (English):A Genealogical Approach to the Organization and Regulation of Emotions
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe (151)
Document Type:Postprint
Date of first Publication:2018/10/25
Year of Completion:2018
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2018/10/25
Tag:Affective Computing; affect; disposition; emotions; event; eventology; genealogy; psychopower; theory
First Page:15
Last Page:21
Source:Media and Communication 6 (2018) Nr. 3, S. 15-21 DOI: 10.17645/mac.v6i3.1460
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International
Notes extern:Bibliographieeintrag der Originalveröffentlichung/Quelle