Affective societies, affected scientists! 5 Questions to Bilgin Ayata, Cilja Harders, Ricarda Ameling, bahar fırat and Idil Deniz Sakar

After eight years of intensive research, the project collaboration of team C01 with their current research on “Emotion and Affect within the Context of Authoritarian Transformations” within the CRC Affective Societies ends this summer. As a small farewell, they have given us answers to our “5 Questions…” series. 1.) Which research question affects you at … weiterlesen

Über ohnmächtige Wut und den Elefanten im Raum. Ein engagierter Zwischenruf

Sonst rauchen wir nicht, aber nach der Veranstaltung rauchen wir schweigend nebeneinander. Uns fehlen die Worte, sodass die Zigarettenlänge eine Möglichkeit ist, eine miteinander geteilte Irritation zu begreifen. Was nach dem taz-Talk „Abschiebung nach 36 Jahren?“ bleibt, ist eine ohnmächtige Wut. Ein Gefühl, das sich auf eine tief verankerte Ungerechtigkeit bezieht, die Teil unserer Gesellschaft … weiterlesen

Feeling Racist Narratives Travelling Through Europe

Affect, Politics and Religion in Iceland Religion in politics is a contested field even without taking its affective and emotional dynamics into account. But exactly this was the aim of our workshop “Affect, Politics, and Religion” (held by Ricarda Ameling, Aletta Diefenbach and Antje Kahl) that took place at the end of July 2022, for which a … weiterlesen

Affective Authoritarianisms

Authoritarian and populist leaders have been rising on a global scale for some years now. While Egypt and Turkey slid into dictatorship after considerable public mobilization and revolutionary protests in 2011 and 2013 respectively, seemingly consolidated democracies also experienced substantial political shifts. From India to Hungary, from Russia to Brazil, the number of authoritarian policies, … weiterlesen

Experiencing Colonialism through Visiting Collections

Most of what I know about colonialism and colonial injustice in Tanzania I have learned at school. In the history classes at secondary school, we were taught about the brutal establishment and expansion of first German, later British domination which involved plundering, looting, and the killing of those who resisted colonialism. Although I had learned … weiterlesen

Experiencing Colonial Photographs differently

For my master thesis I am working on two albums of colonial photographs from the collection of Weltmuseum Wien. The photographs were taken by Max Schoeller, a German entrepreneur and hobby anthropologist. Between 1896 and 1897 he traveled East Africa and collected several thousands of ethnographic objects and took photographs of people, infrastructure, animals, and … weiterlesen

Looking Local: Affective Benefits and Burdens in the Academy

In the current moment we are bearing witness to a rising tide of negative affect among academics. #Ichbinhanna comprises just one example of a wider global movement that has been swept to the fore by increasingly competitive, exploitative, and precarious working conditions; conditions which are encouraged under the corporate university model, and which university administrators … weiterlesen

“Shaving. A one year difference” – Chella Mans queere Körperinszenierungen

Mit der zunehmenden Nutzung sozialer Plattformen wie Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube und TikTok sowohl im privaten wie im kommerziellen, künstlerischen und politischen Bereich entstehen auch neue Star- und Künstler:innenfiguren. Sind Influencer:innen längst zu einem ‚must have‘ der zeitgenössischen Produktwerbung geworden, bringen die Sozialen Medien auch alternative und subkulturelle Öffentlichkeiten hervor und bilden Persönlichkeiten heraus, die ein … weiterlesen

Affective societies, affected scientists! 5 Questions to Annemarie Samuels

The interview series poses questions concerning the role of affects and emotions in research practice and contemporary society to researchers on short-term visit and associate members of the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies”. Today we introduce Annemarie Samuels. She is an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. On April 29th, she … weiterlesen