The spaces and politics of affective nationalism

Authors Organisations
  • Marco Antonsich(Author)
    Loughborough University
  • Michael Skey(Author)
    Loughborough University
  • Shanti Sumartojo(Author)
    Monash University
  • Peter Merriman(Author)
  • Angharad Closs Stephens(Author)
    Prifysgol Abertawe | Swansea University
  • Divya Tolia-Kelly(Author)
    University of Sussex
  • Helen Wilson(Author)
    University of Durham
  • Ben Anderson(Author)
    University of Durham
Type Comment/debate
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironment and Planning C: Politics and Space
Issue number4
Early online date06 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2020
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Over the last decade, affect has emerged as one of the most prominent concepts within human geography. More recently, scholars engaging with the nation have also drawn on insights from studies of affect to interrogate the ways in which relations between people and materially heterogeneous assemblages underpin national forms of identification, organisation and expression. This symposium aims to interrogate affective nationalism both as an analytical lens and a topic of investigation. More specifically, it looks into the spaces and the politics of affective nationalism as a way to explore how the nation continues to operate as a salient register in people’s everyday lives.


  • Affect, disaffection, everyday, nationalism, race