The Turn to Affect: A Critique

@article{Leys2011TheTT,
  title={The Turn to Affect: A Critique},
  author={R. Leys},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={434 - 472}
}
  • R. Leys
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
In this essay I plan to discuss the general turn to affect, particularly the turn to the neurosciences of emotion, that has recently taken place in the humanities and social sciences.2 The rise of interest in the emotions among historians has been well documented.3 My concern is somewhat different. I want to consider the turn to the emotions that has been occurring in a broad range of fields, including history, political theory, human geography, urban and environmental studies, architecture… Expand
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