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Afektywne dostrojenia i sprawczość w czasach późnego industrializmu
Affective Attunements and Agency in Late Industrialism

Author(s): Marek Pawlak
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Regional Geography, Political economy, Evaluation research
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: mobility; affects; attunements; agency; late industrialism;

Summary/Abstract: The article explores the context of the expansion of Opole Power Plant, which has fuelled new migration patterns in the region of Dobrzeń Wielki. By drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork among construction workers working at the expansion site and living temporarily in the region, it aims to problematise the relationship between their mobile livelihood, agency and affective attunements. It argues that the emergence of late industrialism, which coincided with the neoliberal reconfigurations of global political economy, has produced different modes of uncertainties, forced flexibilities and rather bleak futures.

  • Issue Year: 46/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 53-68
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish