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Introduction : language, work and affective capitalism (2022)

Dlaske, K., & Del Percio, A. (2022). Introduction : language, work and affective capitalism. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2022(276), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2022-0046

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Dlaske, Kati; Del Percio, Alfonso

Journal or series: International Journal of the Sociology of Language

ISSN: 0165-2516

eISSN: 1613-3668

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 01/07/2022

Volume: 2022

Issue number: 276

Pages range: 1-13

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2022-0046

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82363


This special issue contributes to scholarship on language and affective economy by exploring the role played by affect in shaping work and workers under current configurations of capitalism. We take as a starting point the observation of increased valorisation and instrumentalisation of affect in the contemporary phase of capitalism. In this editorial introduction to the special issue, we set the scene by first outlining our questions, aims and objectives. Subsequently, we situate the contribution made by this issue in a larger social theorisation of affect and capitalism, particularly the notion of affective capitalism, and reflect on how this theorisation can contribute to sociolinguistic scholarship on work. The introduction concludes with an outline of the articles in this special issue, highlighting the way, empirically and conceptually, each article contributes to our understanding of the intersections between language, work and affective capitalism.

Keywords: languages; use of language; work; working life; capitalism; sociolinguistics

Free keywords: affect; capitalism; language; work

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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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