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Author Hutchison, Emma, 1980- author
Title Affective communities in world politics : collective emotions after trauma / Emma Hutchison
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JA74.5 .H86 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020500088
 Ethnology Library  JA74.5 .H86 2016    AVAILABLE    30520020832409
Descript xviii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 140
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 140
Note "Emotions underpin how political communities are formed and function. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in times of trauma. The emotions associated with suffering caused by war, terrorism, natural disasters, famine and poverty can play a pivotal role in shaping communities and orientating their politics. This book investigates how 'affective communities' emerge after trauma. Drawing on several case studies and an unusually broad set of interdisciplinary sources, it examines the role played by representations, from media images to historical narratives and political speeches. Representations of traumatic events are crucial because they generate socially embedded emotional meanings which, in turn, enable direct victims and distant witnesses to share the injury, as well as the associated loss, in a manner that affirms a particular notion of collective identity. While ensuing political orders often re-establish old patterns, traumatic events can also generate new 'emotional cultures' that genuinely transform national and transnational communities"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-338) and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Conceptual Framework: 1. Trauma and political community; 2. Theorizing political emotions; 3. Representing trauma and collectivizing emotions; Part II. The Emotional Constitution of Political Community: 4. Emotions and national community; 5. Emotions and transnational community; 6. Trauma, grief and political transformation; Conclusion. Affective communities and emotional cultures in international relations
Subject Political psychology
Emotions -- Political aspects
Psychic trauma -- Political aspects
Group identity -- Political aspects
International relations -- Psychological aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General. bisacsh
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