Things, Affects and the Ecology of Mind: On Material Aspects of Identity Politics
[Veshchi, affekty i ekologiia razuma: o material’nykh aspektakh politiki identichnosti]
Type of publication: Research Article
memory ecology, cognitive micro-niche, artefacts, affects, evocative objects, Umwelt, extensions, extended cognition, material culture, possessions, identity politics
The author focuses on the less researched area of the intersection between affectivecognitive ecology and personal identity politics, which consists in intentional changes of the personal space (Umwelt) via (re-)construction of its cognitive (and mnemonic) and affective constituents that are enacted in dynamic interaction with habitual material and social surroundings. To the author’s knowledge there were no works so far that combine the extended cognition and affect theories with identity politics research. It is argued that the conceptual toolkits of these approaches would be productive for personal identity politics research that has neglected its material dimensions.
Funding InformationThis research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation [075-15-2022-328]
Sokolovskiy, S.V. 2022. Veshchi, affekty i ekologiia razuma: o material’nykh aspektakh politiki identichnosti [Things, Affects and the Ecology of Mind: On Material Aspects of Identity Politics]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 57–75. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522050049 EDN: HZZHVK
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