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Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change Hardcover – Apr 10 2012

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2012 edition (March 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230296580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230296589
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
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'Studies of Internet communication have tended, for too long, to sideline the importance of the emotions. This book sets out to remedy this important oversight, and succeeds brilliantly. It offers us a rich new theoretical and conceptual vocabulary with which to grasp the affective dynamics of life online. The contributions tease-out from a wide range of empirical case studies the ways in which the emotive power of love, hate, seduction, passion, nostalgia and mourning reverberate through (and beyond) the realm of the Internet, with profound implications for our individual and collective lives. Scholarly, informative and provocative, Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion should be read by all those interested in technology and culture.'

- Majid Yar, Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK

'Bringing together cutting-edge theory and specific case studies, this collection bridges the gap between the cultural studies of affect and digital culture, assembling a much needed, much waited for feminist, postcolonial and queer perspective on new media. Ground-breaking and unmissable.'

- Tiziana Terranova, Professor in Sociology of Communication at the University of Naples, Italy

About the Author

PATRICIA TICINETO CLOUGHProfessor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York, USA DEBRA FERREDAYLecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, UK MELISSA GREGGLecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia LAURA-ZOË HUMPHREYSJoint Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, USA ANGELINA KARPOVICHLecturer in Multimedia and Broadcasting Technology at Brunel University, UK KERSTIN LEDERResearch Associate in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK KARENZA MOORELecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University, UK LUCIANA PARISIConveys the MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmith, University of London, UK MICHAELA QADRAROPh.D. student of at the Università degli Studi di Napoli 'L'Orientale', Naples, Italy TOBIAS RAUN Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University, Denmark JULIA RONEResearcher at the Department of Theory and History of Culture, University of Sofia, Bulgaria EUGÉNIE SHINKLESenior Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism at the University of Westminster, UK MIHIRINI SIRISENAPh.D. candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, UK

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