Introduction: Love matters

Anna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


    This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book traces and rehearses connections between love and materiality- the latter understood as anything that solidifies the emotion of loving in a real or fictional life. Love and matter are linked in firm but complex, and often implicit, ways. Love is a fundamental set of practices and emotions which cuts through and shapes many areas of existence, from relationships to interactions to social organization. Love as a subject of research has seen a sustained rise in interest over the past few years with the introduction of both Feminist Love Studies and Critical Love Studies as ways of studying practices and representations of love both in their own right and in their socio-political contexts of the present.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Materiality of Love
    Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Affection and Cultural Practice
    EditorsAnna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351856713
    ISBN (Print)9780415783828
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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