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Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... This chapter introduces affective analysis, an aesthetic method that is at the core of this book's practical philosophy. A triadic method, affective analysis postpones conceptual analysis in order to take time experiencing affects, understood as a multi-stage process, and perceptual analysis...
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By Laura U. Marks
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... affective analysis enfoldment fabulation powers of the false incompossibility ...
Book Chapter

By Laura U. Marks
Published: 02 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... affective analysis embodied knowledge Baruch Spinoza adequate idea information fold ...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... Affective analysis reaches an impasse in the presence of something so deeply enfolded that it can only be unfolded by a determined, collective effort. “The Feelings of Fabulation” offers a six-step method for fabulating, informed by Deleuze's concept of powers of the false. Drawing on the method...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... In light of this ethnographic account of liveliness in the molecular stories told by protein modelers, this chapter asks, “what is life becoming?” in the contemporary biosciences. The analysis resists the temptation to claim that practitioners have finally captured “life itself” in their hands...
Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027782-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2778-2
... Chapter 2, “Witnessing Algorithms,” examines the witnessing performed by algorithms, as well as the need to witness what algorithms do. The chapter develops the concept of machinic affect to theorize the capacity to affect and be affected that occurs within and in contact with nonhuman technics...
Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
... This chapter examines the tensions that arise between ad executives and their corporate clients about their creative work. Concepts of “affect,” “race,” and the culture of workplaces in the “new economy” provide a foundation for analysis of interaction about advertising approaches and concepts...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027201-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
... Ambiguity refers to the instability or multiplicity of meaning and is therefore something of a fact of life, whereas affect is not an issue of meaning as such. The turn to affect in cultural inquiry from the 1990s has partly been a reaction to the perceived dominance of questions connected...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
...Tensions, In Solution This chapter takes as its point of departure the question of how affect theories are inflected and influenced by the emergence across the social sciences and humanities of the elements as a series of disparate matters of concern. First, elements are compositional...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027201-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
... epistemology inaugurate particular feelings of knowing music. Music scholarship exists in relation to an intractable problem: most people feel that they already know music very well. Against such feelings of intimacy, what do disciplinary practices of structural listening and positivist analysis have to offer...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
..., structure of analysis, and set of rhetorical conventions and vocabularies. While critique as a tradition is multiform, understanding it as a genre highlights some of its especially salient and recurring features. The introduction also considers three angles from which critique is being questioned: affect...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
...Unlearning and the Conditions of Arrival This chapter traces a genealogy of affect as the logic of racial enclosure writ as universal possibility. It begins by offering close readings of force, feeling, sense certainty, and affective quality in the philosophies of J. G. Herder, G. W. F. Hegel...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... This chapter explores ulaka (anger), an affect related to the aesthetic value of isigqi (power), to argue the eloquence of the ngoma body-voice. Starting close in by detailing singular moments of artistry, the analysis attends to the strident timbre of the lead voice (team captain), comparing...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
..., tempos, materialities, and states of being. Such objects of analysis register the tactility and significance of something coming into form through an assemblage of affects, routes, conditions, sensibilities, and habits. emergence precarity writing ...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... is, the less satisfaction is gained from it and the less likely it is to correspond to an expert cost-to-benefit analysis. This can only mean that modes of intuition operate on the infra-individual level to clinch or orient decision. These have a positive power adapted to the situation and are not simply...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... Chapter 3 analyzes how independent filmmakers such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul make use of the Buddhist notion of impermanence to interrogate the notions of social wounding and recompense that inform liberal discourse on minoritarian personhood. The analysis of Apichatpong’s Tropical Malady...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
... and psychoanalytic lineage of critique. But cliché proves a slippery object of critique. Resistant to formal analysis, obviating a hermeneutics of suspicion, yet promiscuous and ubiquitous, cliché points us toward language’s materiality: its use, frequency, heft, sound, texture, etc. A phenomenology of cliché...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... and, thereby, participated in the construction of India as an archive of affect and temporality. Additionally, an analysis of these stores suggests identity and community formation as multiplex and heterogenous; furthermore, India represents only one of many modalities for the formation of subjectivity...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027447-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2744-7
.... This episode is followed by an analysis of John Langdon Down’s nomination of “Mongoloid idiocy,” for which his constitutional diagnostics make a glancing but critical turn to the chemical presence /absence of opium. Slowness becomes a material emergence of the mongoloid figure within an affected white child...
Series: Objects/Histories
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... This chapter is about the burgeoning of animation as a remote avant-garde aesthetic. It offers a close and sustained analysis of the stop-motion, still-life animation of Yarrenyty Arltere’s film Antanette and Tom (2010), in relation to the multiplatform still-life aesthetic platform...