Activist Affect

Anne Harris, Stacy Holman Jones

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This brief essay considers what new materialist thought and affect theory in particular might bring to activist politics, particularly the need to sustain the energy and power of public assembly in the form of political marches into a movement that persists in and through time. We consider the site of both terrorist and activist acts not only as a public space—or stage—upon which both acts occur, but instead as public body that keeps the movement moving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-565
Number of pages3
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • activism
  • affect
  • autoethnography
  • movement

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