From Mediatized Emotion to Digital Affect Cultures : New Technologies and Global Flows of Emotion

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Döveling , K , Harju , A A & Sommer , D 2018 , ' From Mediatized Emotion to Digital Affect Cultures : New Technologies and Global Flows of Emotion ' , Social Media + Society , vol. 4 , no. 1 , 2056305117743141 , pp. 1-11 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305117743141

Title: From Mediatized Emotion to Digital Affect Cultures : New Technologies and Global Flows of Emotion
Author: Döveling, Katrin; Harju, Anu Annika; Sommer, Denise
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Date: 2018-01-25
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Social Media + Society
ISSN: 2056-3051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305117743141
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/233480
Abstract: Research on the processes of mediatization aims to explore the mutual shaping of media and social life and how new media technologies influence and infiltrate social practices and cultural life. We extend this discussion of media’s role in transforming the everyday by including in the discussion the mediatization of emotion and discuss what we conceptualize as digital affect culture(s). We understand these as relational, contextual, globally emergent spaces in the digital environment where affective flows construct atmospheres of emotional and cultural belonging by way of emotional resonance and alignment. Approaching emotion as a cultural practice, in terms of affect, as something people do instead of have, we discuss how digital affect culture(s) traverse the digital terrains and construct pockets of culture-specific communities of affective practice. We draw on existing empirical research on digital memorial culture to empirically illustrate how digital affect culture manifests on micro, meso, and macro levels and elaborate on the constitutive characteristics of digital affect culture. We conclude with implications of this conceptualization for theoretical advancement and empirical research.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
media, digital media, affect, emotion, culture
emotion
affect
mediatization
digital culture
new media
SOCIAL MEDIA
TERRORISM
ONLINE
DEATH
SECURITY
RITUALS
GAME
KIND
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