Affect Theory and the Concept of Atmosphere
Reavey, P, Brown, SD, Kanyeredzi, A, McGrath, L and Tucker, I (2019). Affect Theory and the Concept of Atmosphere. Distinktion. 20 (1), pp. 5-24.
|Authors||Reavey, P, Brown, SD, Kanyeredzi, A, McGrath, L and Tucker, I|
The concept of atmosphere is a way of emplacing affect and affect theory. Work in contemporary social geography has done much to demonstrate how elemental forces become enveloped in atmospheres. However it tends to under-theorise the role of historically structured socio-cultural forces and the modes of engagement of persons with the atmospheric. In this paper we identify core themes in the literature – the inbetweeness of atmospheres, tuning space, the folding space-times and modes of engagement. We then develop these themes further through an encounter with work in anthropology, architecture and ecological psychology. Reflections on fieldwork in a medium-secure forensic psychiatric hospital are then used to illustrate the application of atmospheric thinking to a particular setting. We conclude with a call for a renewed ‘ontographic imagination’.
|Journal citation||20 (1), pp. 5-24|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/1600910X.2019.1586740|
|05 Apr 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||28 Jan 2019|
|Accepted||22 Jan 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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