I’m very happy to have been asked to write an entry on affect and emotion for the Keywords section of the Handbook of Migration and Media edited by Koen Leurs, Kevin Smets, Myria Georgiou, Saskia Witteborn and Radhika Gajjala and under contract with SAGE. It’s planned to come out in September 2019. Here’s the editors’ rationale for the book:
“Migration moves people. A variety of forms of migration, as a result of war, conflict, global economic inequalities, climate change, and internationalized labour markets, deeply reshape previous notions of nationhood, community, and solidarity. Media play a central role in these dynamics, as evolving media technologies push boundaries of time and space. Belonging and not-belonging are largely shaped through mediated processes. Media and migration research has been occupied with these developments in an intense way for over two decades, but is now faced with an increasingly complex environment in terms of its global reach, technology, policy, and complex migration patterns.
The Sage Handbook of Media and Migration seeks to offer a comprehensive overview of media and migration research. It not only charts the legacies of media and migration scholarship so far, but also sets the agenda for further developments in this expanding field. It explores key concepts and methodologies, and how these are challenged by the new realities of the contemporary migration media nexus. The Handbook thus aims to be the prime platform for critical debate on media and migration research.
The Handbook exposes the intricate interdisciplinary relations of media and migration scholarship. Being primarily grounded in media and communication studies, the volume engages with the key theories, concepts and methodological approaches of media and communication scholarship. It asks how media and migration research can take these disciplinary groundworks further. At the same time, the Handbook recognizes and celebrates the multiple disciplinary crossovers taking place within media and migration research. Therefore, dialogue is fostered with other fields such as sociology, anthropology, political science, urban studies, science & technology studies, human rights, development studies and gender and sexuality studies.”