The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Rationality, responsibility and rage: the contested politics of emotion governance

Newman, Janet (2017). Rationality, responsibility and rage: the contested politics of emotion governance. In: Jupp, Eleanor; Pykett, Jessica and Smith, Fiona eds. Emotional States: Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. London: Routledge, pp. 21–36.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (181kB) | Preview
URL: https://www.routledge.com/Emotional-States-Sites-a...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

This chapter points to the growing significance of ‘emotion governance’ while challenging the notion that this represents a straightforward shift in regimes and strategies of power. Neoliberalism, I argue, rests on the elicitation of ‘rage’ (against welfare, bureaucracy and ‘irresponsible’ citizenship). but it also draws on emotional values – of community, care and solidarity- drawn from feminist perspectives. This paradox is played out in the fields of social practice and the ‘affective performances’ of state workers.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author
ISBN: 1-4724-5405-7, 978-1-4724-5405-8
Keywords: neoliberalism; emotion; feminism; rage; rationality; governance; affect
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Social Policy & Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 47868
Depositing User: Janet Newman
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 16:35
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47868
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU