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Glapka, Ewa. 2019. Critical affect studies: On applying discourse analysis in research on affect, body and power. Discourse & Society 30 (6) : 600–621. 22 pp.
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The article proposes a framework which synthetises critical discursive psychology and stance and emotion thematization analysis to examine the relation between affect, semiosis, and power, anchored by the concept of ‘affective-discursive practice’. The framework is deployed in an investigation of the way women talk about their ‘black’ of ‘African’ hair. The paper outlines the women’s diverse articulations of their affective experiences, and their differing position with regard to hegemonic discourses of beauty and race, and makes broader points about the applicability of the framework.