Conference Report: Atmospheres and Moods—On the Background Affectivity of the Social
Keywords:atmosphere, affect, emotion, body, mood, qualitative methods, social theory
During the two-day workshop "Atmospheres and Moods—On the Background Affectivity of the Social," held in February 2015 in Erlangen (Germany), researchers from a variety of disciplines debated the relationship between sociality and "low-key" or "background" affective phenomena, such as atmospheres and moods. Presentations and discussions dealt with a number of topics: the necessity for the study of affectivity in the cultural and social sciences in general, considerations of specific theoretical and conceptual issues, and methodological difficulties in researching the affective background of social life. The following conference report provides a detailed outline of these discussions as well as a brief outlook on possible future debates.
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