The Role of Emotions in Digital Counterpublics

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This panel examines emotions as a driving and sustaining force for online movements and practices. Drawing on Deborah Gould’s notion of “emotional habitus” as a set of emotional norms and decorum that regulate specific online spaces/communities/bodies, this panel will present on how emotions both drive and limit actions, particular with often overlooked topics and spaces, such as “Transnational Vietnamese Rap and Hip-Hop,” “‘Mommy’ blogs,” and “Muslim Feminist Literacy Practices on Tumblr.”

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Davis 1121
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Concurrent Session F and Poster Session