Immersive Feminist Remix

An Affect Dissonance Methodology

Authored by: Karen Keifer-Boyd

The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities

Print publication date:  February  2021
Online publication date:  February  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367361426
eBook ISBN: 9780429355875
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429355875-5

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Abstract

Affect dissonance methodologies envision non-hierarchal systems of integrative power for co-creation of the present and future. Feminist remix goals to disrupt patriarchy intersected with other varied, complex, overlapping, and entangled forms of oppression (e.g. racism, classism, ableism, heterosexualism, colonialism, imperialism) might be achieved with affect dissonance methodologies. Feminist scholars reflexively explore how affect is an experienced difference between our own sense of being and the world's judgments upon us as gendered beings. For feminists, explorations of affect generate questions about power and how the world works through power structures within the material conditions of lived experience. 1 Affect dissonance methodology is the study of how affective experiences have political effects. Studies of affect move beyond the study of individual emotions to explore agency from deeply experienced sensations and intensities generated by living in a world constructed by historical and political contexts. Thus, affect studies are firmly situated in the humanities’ focus on understanding what drives societal formations of values such as empathy for others and ethical beliefs and actions toward social justice.

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