Emotions and affect are not just something on the fringes of society; they form the basis for every kind of social activity. They enable social cohesion and solidarity on the one hand, and can create exclusion and isolation on the other. The collaborative research center (CRC) “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin studies the fundamental importance of affects and emotions for the social coexistence in mobile, interconnected and mediatized worlds of the 21st century. It is aiming to establish a new long-term understanding of societies as affective societies.
The editiorial board of the AFFECTIVE SOCIETIES BLOG:
Marion Acker, Projekt A03 Mixed Feelings – Shared Feelings
Prof. Dr. Doris Kolesch, Leitung Projekt B03 Reenacting Emotions
Dr. Katharina Metz, Adminstration CRC
Theresa Schütz, Projekt B03 Reenacting Emotions
Verena Straub, Projekt B01 Affective Dynamics of Images in the Era of Social Media
Prof. Dr. Christian von Scheve, Projekt C04 Feelings of Religious Belonging and the Rhetorics of Injury in Public Discourse and the Arts