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On the Ecology of Mind and Affect: Comments

[K ekologii soznaniia i affekta: kommentarii]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522050050


Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 27.06.2022

Accepted: 26.07.2022

About author(s)

Dmitriy Baranov | https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4129-7771 | dmitry.baranov@list.ru | Russian Museum of Ethnography (4/1 Inzhenernaia Str., St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia)

Artem Verle | http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1258-2987 | artemverle@gmail.com | Pskov State University (2 Lenin Sq., Pskov, 180000, Russia) Maksim Miroshnichenko | http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-1599 | jaberwokky@gmail.com | National Research University Higher School of Economics (11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, Moscow, 109028, Russia)

Stanislav Petriashin| https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4410-7224| s-petryashin@yandex.ru | Russian Museum of Ethnography (4/1 Inzhenernaya St., St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia)

Asya Filatova | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0497-0018 | asyafilatova82@gmail.com | University of Tyumen (6 Volodarskogo Str., Tyumen, 625003, Russia)

Sergei Shevchenko | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7935-3444 | simurg87@list.ru | Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (12/1 Goncharnaya Str., Moscow, 109240, Russia)

Sergei Sokolovskiy| http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0112-0739 | sokolovskiserg@gmail.com | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (32-a Leninsky prospect, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


externalism, enactivism, memory ecology, cognitive micro-niche, affect, evocative objects, Umwelt, extensions, extended cognition, material culture, possessions, identity politics


This article presents critical comments and responses to Sergei Sokolovskiy’s essay “Things, Affects and the Ecology of Mind: On Material Aspects of Identity Politics”, in which the author raises the issues of ecologically distributed, or extended and environmentally embedded human cognition and affects and their relations with individual or grass-root identity politics. This discussion features contributions by D.A. Baranov, A.V. Verle, M.D. Miroshnichenko, S.S. Petriashin, А.A. Filatova, and S.Y. Shevchenko.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Russian Science Foundation, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100006769 [grant no. 22-18-00450] (recipients M.D. Miroshnichenko) Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation [075-15-2022-328] (recipients S.V. Sokolovskiy)


Baranov, D.A., A.V. Verle, M.D. Miroshnichenko, S.S. Petriashin, S.S. Filatova, S.Y. Shevchenko, and S.V. Sokolovskiy. 2022. K ekologii soznaniia i affekta: kommentarii [On the Ecology of Mind and Affect: Comments]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 76–113. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522050050 EDN: IAFQUE

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