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Affective Methodologies

Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect

  • Britta Timm Knudsen
  • Carsten Stage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Affective Methodologies

    1. Britta Timm Knudsen, Carsten Stage
      Pages 1-22
  3. Inventive Experiments

  4. Embodied Fieldwork

  5. Textualities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Christoffer Kølvraa
      Pages 183-200
    3. Celia Lury
      Pages 237-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-258

About this book


The collection proposes inventive research strategies for the study of the affective and fluctuating dimensions of cultural life. It presents studies of nightclubs, YouTube memes, political provocations, heritage sites, blogging, education development, and haunting memories.


Affect affective turn methods experiments fieldwork participation observation textual analysis writing heritage memory the body auto-ethnography hauntology emotion online communication YouTube blogs right wing radicalism education performativity communication Generation methodology Online participation rhetoric

Editors and affiliations

  • Britta Timm Knudsen
    • 1
  • Carsten Stage
    • 1
  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityDenmark

About the editors

Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Frederik Bøhling, Aarhus University, Denmark. Anna Gibbs, University of Western Sydney, Australia. Jette Kofoed, Aarhus University, Denmark. Christoffer Kølvraa, Aarhus University, Denmark. Celia Lury, University of Warwick, UK. Camilla Møhring Reestorff, Aarhus University, Denmark Mikkel Rytter, Aarhus University, Denmark. Dorthe Staunæs, Aarhus University, Denmark Nathan M.L. To, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.  Elena Trivelli, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Emma Waterton, University of Western Sydney, Australia. Steve Watson, York St John University, United Kingdom.

Bibliographic information


"Affective Methodologies redefines the way we can work with affect in our research assemblages. In a considered and timely application of affect theory to qualitative research practices, Knudsen and Stage have brought together a diverse collection of scholars. From defining figures in the field such as Blackman and Gibbs, to new voices including To and Kølvraa, this book provides a much needed consolidation of the existing trajectories of scholarship on and of affect while opening new ways forward for qualitative research." - Anna Hickey-Moody, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK