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Mason, Jennifer

Affinities: Potent Connections in Personal Life

Mason, Jennifer - Affinities: Potent Connections in Personal Life, ebook

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How is it possible to feel an affinity with a place? What is happening when someone feels almost literally transported to another time by a smell or a texture or a song? Why do striking family resemblances sometimes feel uncanny? In each of these cases a potent connection is being made, involving forces, flows, energies and atmospherics that conventional sociological approaches can find hard to grasp, but that are important nonetheless.

In this innovative book Jennifer Mason argues that these are affinities – potent charges and charismatically lively connections in personal life, that rise up and matter in some way and that enchant or toxify the everyday. She suggests that exploring affinities opens up new possibilities for conceptualizing the experience of living in the world through what she calls the 'socio-atmospherics of everyday life'. This book invites the reader to embrace possibilities and themes that may seem outside the usual range, and to engage in a more open, attentive, inventive and poetic sociological sensibility.

Keywords: Family Studies General, Gender Studies, Family Studies General, Gender Studies, personal life; sociology; family; families; relationships; cultural sociology; life course; biography; emotion; nostalgia; social theory

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509524303
Printed ISBN
9780745664644

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