Affective Enclaves: Forging Communities Online and Offline

This two-day workshop will explore why certain shared emotions often result in “different emotionally toned enclaves” (Arlie Hochschild), how they create ingroup attachment or reinforce existing ingroup/outgroup-demarcations.

An interdisciplinary group of researchers will analyze antagonistic political emotions (e.g., anger, Ressentiment, or public shaming) and their disruptive role to this effect, especially in online contexts. But they will also discuss the prosocial and community-building functions of such affective phenomena as collective nostalgia or online grief communities.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Luna Dolezal (Exeter University)
  • Joel Krueger (Exeter University)
  • Lucy Osler (University of Copenhagen)
  • Moshe Maor (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
  • Manuel Menke (University of Copenhagen)
  • Rainer Mühlhoff (Technical University Berlin)
  • Ditte Marie Munch-Jurisic (Aarhus University)
  • C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah)
  • Mikko Salmela (University of Copenhagen)
  • Moujan Mirdamadi (Independent Researcher)

The workshop will be held on UCPH South Campus. More information will follow.