Political Passion Affective Communities in China and the West

Dutton, Michael; Martin, David and Driver, Adam. 2009. Political Passion Affective Communities in China and the West. [Digital]

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Political Passions is a site of ‘things’ and ‘places’, a collection of trinkets and artefacts tracing the revolutionary, enchanted and passionate lives of the political.
Follow us as we document the steady flow of Maoism into the marketplaces of contemporary China, where political passions are constantly being re-channeled, calmed and outlawed…but in many ways remain ubiquitous still in the streetscapes of cities like Beijing. Witnessing the shifting fortunes of political intensity in contemporary China, paves the way for a re-evaluation of our own understandings of the centrality of passion and affect to Western modes of politics.
Neither an area studies, nor a political science, Political Passions is an art of politics that begins in China and journeys to the West…

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10 Nov 2010 09:42

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30 Jun 2017 10:53



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