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Introduction to the Special Issue on Liminal Hotspots

Stenner, Paul; Greco, Monica and Motzkau, Johanna (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue on Liminal Hotspots. Theory and Psychology, 27(2) pp. 141–146.

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This article introduces this special issue on liminal hotspots. A liminal hotspot is an occasion during which people feel they are caught suspended in the circumstances of a transition that has become permanent. The liminal experiences of ambiguity, uncertainty, and paradox that are characteristically at play in transitional circumstances acquire an enduring quality that can be glossed as a “hotspot.” The origins of the concept are described followed by an overview of the contributions to this special issue.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: Authors
ISSN: 1461-7447
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Affectivity And Liminality: Conceptualizing The Dynamics Of Suspended Transition.SCH – SCSSEuropean Science Foundation
Liminal Hotspots: theorising suspended transitionNot SetThe Open University (Santander)
Extra Information: This is an introduction to a special issue on the theme of Liminal Hotspots coordinated by Paul Stenner and Johanna Motzkau (OU) and by Monica Greco (Goldsmiths College).
Keywords: affectivity; liminality; transition
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 48097
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 12:56
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