Liminal Hotspots

Stenner, Paul; Greco, Monica and Motzkau, Johanna, eds. 2017. Liminal Hotspots, Theory and Psychology, 27(2). 0959-3543 [Edited Journal]

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Edited special issue of the journal Theory and Psychology.

A liminal hotspot is an occasion during which people feel they are caught suspended in the circumstances of a transition that has become permanent. The liminal experiences of ambiguity and uncertainty that are typically at play in transitional circumstances acquire an enduring quality that can be described as a “hotspot”. Liminal hotspots are characterized by dynamics of paradox, paralysis, and polarization, but they also intensify the potential for pattern shift.

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Edited Journal


affectivity, liminality, transition

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1 April 2017

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22 Jun 2017 08:55

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14 Dec 2018 15:28


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