Affective Nationalism: Bodies, Materials and Encounters with the Nation in Azerbaijan

Militz, Elisabeth (2019). Affective Nationalism: Bodies, Materials and Encounters with the Nation in Azerbaijan. Forum Politische Geographie: Vol. 15. Berlin: LIT Verlag

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This book unpacks the ways in which nationalisms – understood as feelings between national belonging and alienation – unfold in moments of affective encounter between different bodies, objects and places in Azerbaijan. In times of a global trend to fight for the persistence of singular nations instead of dissolving national boundaries, the book suggests focusing on the development of attachments and detachments to nationalising beliefs, corporeal experiences and everyday routines, in order to understand the ways in which bodies’ different capacities to affect and to be affected are of central importance for the emergence and the persistence of nationalisms. Based on eight months of ethnographic field work, consisting of observant participation within families, field notes from attendance at public holidays and commemoration ceremonies and qualitative interviews conducted between 2012 and 2014 in Azerbaijan, the book develops the concept of affective nationalism as the banal affirmation of the national emerging in moments of encounter between different bodies and objects.
The book advances scholarship on nationalism and affect by suggesting to study nationalisms not as given, but as potential and emergent experiences of differently positioned bodies in a world divided into nations.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Cultural Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Militz, Elisabeth

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-643-80278-1

Series:

Forum Politische Geographie

Publisher:

LIT Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Elisabeth Militz

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2019 15:04

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2019 15:04

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133133

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