Title

Affective (An)Archive as Method

Publication Date

4-7-2019

Document Type

Presentation

Department

Humanities

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Publication Title

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Conference Location

Toronto, ON

Abstract

This paper explores the “concept as method” (St. Pierre, 2014, p. 7) of affective (an)archives in educational research. While an affective archive is the physical stuff of a repository (i.e., the data, documentation, texts, feelings, etc.), the process of engaging with said matter is the anarchive. The archive and anarchive work in tandem, each requiring the other. The affective (an)archives studied in this paper include the affective intensities that arise for teacher-activists participating in public political activism as well as the affects that animate the moments of emotional crisis experienced by student teachers in a social justice-oriented teacher education program. We contend that the concept of the affective (an)archive can provide new ways of thinking about educational research./

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