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Affective Studies in Poland: Probing the Field
Affective Studies in Poland: Probing the Field

Author(s): Ryszard Nycz
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: affect; culture; turn; Poland

Summary/Abstract: Introduction to the issue of Teksty Drugie devoted to affective studies in literature, art and culture. The author points to three major characteristics of this approach. First, its manifest-like form (i.e. pursuing a narrow – affective – research project in order to expose the cognitive profit of such an undertaking on the expenses of a partial and biased image. Secondly, it subscribes to a certain methodological “turn”, as descriptive categories turn into analytical procedures transforming traditional shape of the whole discipline in question. Thirdly, it is an inherent element of the generic understanding of culture as a creative activity, which brings to life phenomena which would remain obscure without its external and caring intervention.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-11
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English