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Affective PublicsSentiment, Technology, and Politics$
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Zizi Papacharissi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199999736

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999736.001.0001

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The Present Affect

The Present Affect

(p.6) 1 The Present Affect
Affective Publics

Zizi Papacharissi

Oxford University Press

This chapter explicates the concept of affect. It explains how affect is mediated though newer technologies that connect us and permit us to tell stories about who we are and how we make sense of the world. The focus then turns to Twitter, which is interpreted as a platform supporting networked structures of feeling. Richer understandings of the place of the internet in contemporary political environments can be obtained by examining how networked platforms support affective processes. These processes produce affective statements that mix fact with opinion, and with emotion, in a manner that simulates the way that we politically react in our everyday lives.

Keywords:   structures of feeling, Twitter, politics, affect

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