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Feeling the Truth

Emotions and Digital Truth-making within Right-wing Populist Networks on Twitter/X

Pia Schramm and Julia Molin

Based on an investigation of how everyday users participate in right-wing populist discourse on social media platforms, this article explores the emotional practices that shape and legitimise purported truths about the threat posed by Islam to the Western world. The article builds on the findings of an online ethnography of a right-wing community of users on Twitter. Drawing on a practice theory approach of emotions that considers the properties of social media platforms, we argue that right-wing populist claims to truth do not function in a linear way. The emotions mobilised in this context do not solely focus on rejection and exclusion. Rather, right-wing populist truth-making is a complex process in which emotional practices of inclusion and exclusion are interwoven.

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Doing Emotion through Digital Media

An Ethnographic Perspective on Media Practices and Emotional Affordances

Christopher Bareither

This article develops an ethnographic approach for analyzing the entanglements of digital media and emotions in everyday life. Using the practice of taking selfies at the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” in Berlin as an example, it engages in a discussion of practice and affordance theories as well as ethnographic approaches to the study of emotions. In three related sections, it offers a particular conceptualization of “media practices” which builds upon the concept of “affordances,” an introduction to the analysis of “emotional practices,” and a section proposing the ethnographic concept of “emotional affordances.” This concept, the article argues, can serve as a key link in understanding doing emotion through digital media.

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Moral Thresholds of Outrage

The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey

Lorenzo D’Orsi

, where colors, sounds, memorabilia, and the very disposition of bodies all concur to a mise-enscène of mourning that (re)produces sorrow and moral indignation. Such “emotional practices” ( Scheer 2012 ) are more than an expression of grief: they draw a

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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

; Reichstadt et al. 2010 ; Wentzell 2017 ). As such, aging cannot be understood as a standalone life process. The role of individual life-histories, in conjunction with gendered norms, socialized bodies, and “emotional practices,” is therefore integral to a

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Book Review

Elisabeth C. Macknight

, Dolly MacKinnon follows Monique Scheer's typology of emotional practice to study the Covenanter community mobilizing, naming, communicating, and regulating emotion in seventeenth-century Scotland. Part 3, “‘Othering’ Strategies,” starts with Daniel

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Introduction

Concepts of Emotions in Indian Languages

Margrit Pernau

emotional life of the contemporary actors, the writers and the readers, the speakers and the listeners of the texts under investigation. Together they are a first step for further investigations into emotional practices these concepts make possible. 3

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Guest Editors’ Introduction

Football and Society in Israel—a Story of Interdependence

Tamar Rapoport and Amir Ben Porat

values; bodily and emotional practices, perceptions, and experiences ( Giulianotti 2004 , 2005 ; Smith 2010 ). Ipso facto, the modest anthology we have compiled makes no pretense to cover all or even the most important subjects in football, as we have

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Book Reviews

Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

reader is brought into the values of calmness and acceptance through the author’s efforts to grapple with these emotional practices. Cassaniti describes her difficulty fitting in and ultimately understanding how both calmness and acceptance work in this

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Consuming and Certifying Quality

Alta Qualità and Food Choice in Italy

Lauren Crossland-Marr

( Oakland : University of California Press ). Pétursson , Jón Pór ( 2018 ), ‘ Organic Intimacy: Emotional Practices at an Organic Store ’, Agricultural and Human Values 35 : 581 – 594 . Power , M. ( 1999 ), The Audit Society: Rituals of

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Desencanto in the Spanish Transition (1977–1982)

A Case for Bringing Together the History of Concepts and the History of Emotions

David Beorlegui Zarranz

moments, when different emotional practices collide. The mobilization or naming of emotional practices, as she argues, often involves the use of different media at setting emotions in a particular historical circumstance, constituting feelings in a