Affect and Collaboration

Matthew T Johnson* (Editor), Valdimar Halldórssson (Editor), Elizabeth Campbell (Editor), Darrin Hicks, Jonas Bens, Graham Crow, Matthew Flinders, Danielle Hanley, Milton Brown, Kate Pahl, Zanib Rasool, Paul Ward, Maya Haviland, Râna Campbell, Daniel Silver, Nicole Leigh Mosty, Jo Richardson, William Mazzarella

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although much has been written about collaborative research and its cousins – participatory action research, community-based research, and so on – very little if any of that work has taken affect or affective relations into account. Likewise, although much has been written during the past two decades about affect within various disciplines, very little (with the exception of Halldórsson, 2017), to our knowledge, has explored how affect might affect collaboration. Moreover, much of the literature on affect is deeply theoretical and not particularly grounded in empirical research (Kahl, forthcoming; De Antoni and Dumouchel, 2017: 92). Work that adopts a more grounded approach to affect could illuminate how collaborations work or do not work, as the case may be. In all of the connections, meetings (physical or viral) and engagements that collaborations necessarily engage, affects play a vital and complex role.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages157
Specialist publicationGlobal Discourse
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


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