Unravelling Silence from a Psychological Anthropological Perspective

“I can tell you that. But nobody else talks about what happened.” (Mr. N – go-along 2016) Using a psychological anthropological approach to silence, this essay demonstrates how silence may be an affective action in people’s efforts of navigating diverging emotion repertoires. Elsewhere, my colleagues and I have argued that emotion repertoires are shaped during … weiterlesen

Affective Arrangements in Mental Health Care Settings – Conference Report

The international and interdisciplinary conference “Affective Arrangements in Mental Health Care Settings” attracted scholars, practitioners and other interested audiences to convene and discuss the applicability of Affective Arrangements, a concept developed within the CRC 1171 Affective Societies: Dynamics of Social Coexistence in Mobile Worlds. The event took place from September 24th through September 26th in … weiterlesen

The Prize of Belonging

  The plenary session Families on the Move – Affective Dimensions of Relatedness was part of the 2017 bi-annual conference organized by the German Anthropological Association (GAA) at Freie Universität Berlin. The conference engaged in the topic of Belonging: Affective, Moral and Political Practices in an Interconnected World. Plenary organizer Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (Freie Universität Berlin) … weiterlesen