Deep Transformations: Lived Experiences and Emotions in Social Change Narratives

Till Hilmar (Korresp. Autor*in), Iveta Kesane, Nina Margies, Monika Verbalyte

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In this introduction to the special issue, we explore the political salience of emotions in times of large-scale social change, emphasizing the role of personal narratives in understanding and framing these transformations. We introduce the concept of ‘deep transformations’ to analyse radical shifts in various aspects of life and their emotional and cultural implications. Focusing on cases from the post-socialist world and one contribution from post-2008 Spain, the issue provides novel insights into the interplay between emotions, signification, and social change. We present our contributions as addressing three distinct levels, each underscoring the importance for integrating the sociology of emotions with cultural sociology more closely: remembering change, adapting to change, and imagining change.

Seiten (von - bis)181-198
FachzeitschriftCultural Sociology
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juni 2024

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