There has been a rapid rise in engagement with emotion and affect across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with geographers making a significant contribution by examining the emotional intersections between people and places. This book investigates feelings and affect in various spatial and social contexts.
Recent years have witnessed a rapid rise in engagement with emotion and affect across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with geographers making a significant contribution by examining the emotional intersections between people and places. Following on from 'Emotional Geographies' (2005), the editors have brought together leading geographers such as Nigel Thrift, Alphonso Lingis and Chris Philo as well as from young, up and coming academics from a range of disciplines to investigate feelings and affect in various spatial and social contexts, environments and landscapes. The book is divided into three sections covering the themes of natures, cultures and histories of emotion.
Introduction: geography and emotion - emerging constellations, Mick Smith, Joyce Davidson, Laura Cameron and Liz Bondi; Section I Remembering: Road kill: remembering what is left in our encounters with other animals, Mick Smith; Mapping shades of grief and consolation in the historic landscape of St Patrick's Isle, Isle of Man, Avril Maddrell; Historicizing emotion: the case of Freudian hysteria and Aristotelian 'purgation', R. Darren Gobert.; Section II Understanding: Understanding the affective spaces of political performance, Nigel Thrift; Environmental aesthetics, ecological action and social justice, Jennifer Foster; Learning from spaces of play: recording emotional practices in High Arctic environmental sciences, Richard C. Powell.; Section III Mourning: 'What we all long for': memory, trauma and emotional geographies, Anh Hua; Ephemeral art: the art of being lost, Mary O'Neill; 'To mourn': emotional geographies and natural histories of the Canadian Arctic, Emilie Cameron.; Section IV Belonging: Telling tales: nostalgia, collective identity and an ex-mining village, Katy Bennett; Death and bingo? The Royal Canadian Legion's unexpected spaces of emotion, Deborah Thien; 'I love the goddamn river': masculinity, emotion and ethics of place, Cheryl Lousley.; Section V Enchanting: Enchanting data: body, voice and tone in affective computing, Frances Dyson; Judith Merrill Moving In and Out of This World: urban landscape encounters of a science fiction personality in the 60s and 70s, Dianne Newell and Jolene McCann; One stone after the other: geopoetical considerations on stony ground, Alexandre Gillet; The steppe, Alphonso Lingis; Index.