A1 Journal article (refereed)
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 editorsDlaske, Kati; Del Percio, Alfonso

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language



Publication year2022

Publication date01/07/2022


Issue number276

Pages range1-13

PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH

Publication countryGermany

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

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.

Keywordslanguagesuse of languageworkworking lifecapitalismsociolinguistics

Free keywordsaffect; capitalism; language; work

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2

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