Blurb, line-up, sign-up for Emotion, Feeling, Affect, Work 15th Dec

Emotion, Feeling, Affect, Work

Dec 15th 4pm

UEL Docklands (EB 1.07)

Following a trajectory from the brawny body-machine couplings of the Taylorist factory to the supposed ‘post-Taylor’ cognitive workers and attention engines of the knowledge society; emotions, feelings, and affect have arguably remained a constant, yet under-scrutinized, factor of the management of labour. Indeed, recent interest in the colonization of emotions, feelings, and affect in the workplace perhaps misses the long history of feely managerial strategies.

It might not be Feel Good Friday, but thank your lucky stars it’s Thankful Thursday the 15th Dec

Please join us at UEL Docklands campus on Dec 15th at 4pm in EB 1.07 for a special ‘leaving’ seminar.


Andrew Calcutt: Affect and the Ineffectual

Darren Ellis: By the Sweat of Your Brow You Will Eat Your Food Until You Return into the Ground!

Lurraine Jones: Anti-Racism at Work: Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Paula Reavey: Affective Surveillance and Distress: Mental Health First Aid England’s Take Over of the Workplace

Tony Sampson: What the EmotionUX Lab Might Have Been

Ian Tucker: ‘More or Less Digital’: The Changing (Topological) Relations of Home and Work

Angie Voela: Affect, Psychoanalysis, Capitalism

And special aesthetic derangements by Mikey Georgeson


Chair: Andrew Branch

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