Emotional States: Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance

Eleanor Jupp (Editor), Jessica Pykett (Editor), Fiona Smith (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


What is the political allure, value and currency of emotions within contemporary cultures of governance? What does it mean to govern more humanely? Since the emergence of an emotional turn in human geography over the last decade, the notion that our emotions matter in understanding an array of social practices, spatial formations and aspects of everyday life is no longer seen as controversial. This book brings recent developments in emotional geography into dialogue with social policy concerns and contemporary issues of governance. It sets the intellectual scene for research into the geographical dimensions of the emotionalized states of the citizen, policy maker and public service worker, and highlights new research on the emotional forms of governance which now characterise public life.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)9781315579252
ISBN (Print)978147254058
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • emotional geographies
  • governance
  • Affect

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