New publication from Emma Stendahl
Affective resonance and durability in political organizing: The case of patients who hack
How does "affect" fuel and sustain political organizing?
MMTC member Emma Stendahl Opens in new window. (Jönköping International Business School) together with her coauthors Simeon Vidolov, PhD (University College Dublin) and Susi Geiger (University College Dublin) explore this question in the case of an online Type-1 Diabetes community.
Analysing the community’s interactions, the authors show that the drive towards political transformation is triggered by affective dissonance, but that this dissonance needs to be recurrently enacted through the balanced circulation of objects of pain and hope. They propose the notion of affective resonance to illuminate the dynamic interplay that collectively moderates and fosters this circulation and that keeps bodies invested and reverberating together around shared political goals.
Their research article, “Affective resonance and durability in political organizing: The case of patients who hack”, is published in the journal Organization Studies (ABS4 FT50)
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