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Talks on Virality (part two)

(Goldsmiths 22nd Oct) Durkheim and Tarde provided two distinct and competing theories of the social… On one hand, there is Durkheim’s Collective Consciousness… Wherein anomalies are regarded as a “necessary evil,” since their common rejection helps to regulate the collective … Continue reading

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Affective Contagion: Social Practices and the Problem of the Uncanny (4 of 5)

The Atmosphere of Affect… A big influence on Thrift’s notion of affective contagion is Teresa Brennan’s The Transmission of Affect. So not surprisingly this book too becomes a target for Wetherell’s critique, particularly Brennan’s choice of words. Perhaps transmission is … Continue reading

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