Bodies and Affects in Market Societies


Bodies and Affects in Market Societies

Titel Bodies and Affects in Market Societies
© Mohr Siebeck
History of Emotions

How are bodies and affects formed in liberal market societies? And, conversely, what roles do affects and bodies play in the genesis and stabilization of and changes to market societies? These are the questions examined by the authors in several insightful and theoretically ambitious case studies. The collection aims to present new approaches from the History of Emotions, Affect Studies, Actor-Network-Theory and other fields, putting them to the test in the analysis of capitalist societies. These investigations – by sociologists, ethnologists and historians – will tackle developments in the USA, Europe and Australia from the 19th through to the 21st Century. They will also – via their analyses of issues such as speculation, industrial production, advertising and ethics – examine historical and contemporary phenomena, shedding light on emerging viewpoints on work, consumption, class and gender.

Survey of contents
Christoph Conrad/Anne Schmidt: Introduction – Thomas Welskopp: Sons of Vulcan. Industrial Relations and Attitudes towards Work among German and American Iron and Steel Workers in the 20th Century – Peter-Paul Bänziger: What Makes People Work: Producing Emotional Attachments to the Workplace in Post-WWII Western German Vocational Schools – Alexandra Michel: The Bodily Structuration of Knowledge Work: A Twelve-Year Ethnography of Wall Street Bank Socialization Practices and their Diffusion – Alexander Engel: The Exchange Floor as a Playing Field: Bodies and Affects in Open-Outcry Trading – Fiona Allon: The Wealth Affect: Speculation as Everyday Habitus – Susan J. Matt: From Sin to Economic Stimulant: Envy's Changing Place in American Capitalism – Franck Cochoy: On the Marketization of Curiosity: The Shop Window as a “Captation” Device – Anne Schmidt: From Thrifty Housewives to Shoppers with Needs: On a Capitalist Education Program

Schmidt, A. & Conrad, Ch. (Eds.). (2016): Bodies and Affects in Market Societies. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. ISBN 978-3-16-152776-0