ACLA 2023 Seminar: Emotion and the Future of the Nation
Sheera Talpaz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mazalit Haim (email@example.com)
In conceptualizing nationalism and “nation-ness,” Benedict Anderson considered not only their emergence and historical transformations but also “why […] they command such profound emotional legitimacy” (Anderson 2006, 4). Intrinsic to the widely accepted understanding of the nation as a politically powerful construct is its affective depth, which shapes the atmospheres, spaces, bodies, and relations of national life.