individual ‘to perceive and pay attention to certain objects or situations’ and to ‘become pleasurably or unpleasurably excited about those objects whenever they are perceived’. These tendencies, which were ‘cognitive, affective and conative’, influenced the development of individual subjectivity and character. 19 Any lack or deficiency in particular instinctive drives would affect

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feminist, queer and anti-​racist efforts. The figure of the trigger warning currently seems to circulate most intensely in three key contexts:  (1) feminist discussion forums and peer support communities where the use of trigger warnings or content warnings is a desired, required and normalised practice; (2) feminist, queer and anti-​ racist academic critique of trigger warnings which emphasises the pedagogical value of negative affect and discomfort; and (3) anti-​feminist online spaces where trigger warnings are seen as a condensation of how ‘feminism has gone too far

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online interfaces, interactive platforms and protocols (Zook et al., 2004; Zook and Graham, 2007). In calling for a ‘cartography unbound’, a mapping untethered from the stultifying impulses of representational and temporal certitude, a c­ ertain degree of conceptual and empirical disorientation and disruption will be inevitable, such are the vernacular energies required to do the work of unhinging cartography from its determinedly Euclidean grid. The upshot, however, is a re-orientation of sorts; an understanding of cartography that valorises its affective, virtual and

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particularly vivid, intensively experienced, memories that are tied to a strong affective and emotional response. Memories of the footage of the assassination of President Kennedy, the death of Princess Diana, or the resignation of Margaret Thatcher are examples of this; through their media circulation and repetition their resonance increases. Disentangling the event from its performance in the media becomes

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incident also reminds us of the fragility, or even the stupidity, of contemporary immigration policy. Where policy is operating primarily at the level of affect, psychological manipulation and appearances, there is always the potential for this to blow back at those with power. Making things seem ‘real’ is an ongoing challenge, especially for the Home Office because – in a way which no other Whitehall department faces to the same extent – media

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that the focus group was cut short; there was less time for others to speak, resulting in a partial and shorter interview. For Kamala Visweswaran ( 1994 ) such redacted accounts are full of vital information. They can force us to feel and hopefully investigate further how historical and insti­tutional contexts can affect the micro-interactions and ethical relationships produced by a project. For Riessman ( 2005 : 473), ‘The investigator

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Dean suggests in Blog Theory ? Dean asks whether social media constitute ‘communication for its own sake’, and cautions that ‘the affective charges we transmit and confront reinforce and extend affective networks without encouraging – and, indeed, by displacing – their consolidation into organized political networks’ ( 2010 : 119). That is, Dean suggests that interactions on social media do not go beyond sharing humour or outrage. But we

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) the nature of the particular institutional form of democracy; (2) causes and contexts of democratization; (3) prospects for the sustainability and deepening of democracy and (4) the relationship between democracy and socio-economic development. Rueschemeyer et al. (1992) highlighted three factors that affect the actual working of democracies: (1) the international factors – such as inter-state relations; (2) the individual state itself and its political institutions and leadership – the role of the military as opposed to civilian leadership, for example; and (3

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cases, the process of choosing the ‘right’ area is a socially structured, relational and affective process. Areas and schools are assessed in similar ways, raising similar questions for parents: do they have people living in them whom I feel comfortable with? Would I like my children to grow up and be educated with the children of these people? This process can include judgements about the wider social and political values held by people living in the area and is highly classed and raced. Being comfortable in an area is a result of a mixture of values, consumption

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Clusters of knowledge

participating. Every chapter in this publication illustrates this expansion and diversity in the inclusion of new methods in the history of archaeology; each of them in turn concentrates on a particular aspect of archaeological history: the critical examination of modes of knowledge exchange between individuals and groups and how this affects the trajectories of their public ideas about material culture and past civilisations. Outline of chapters The individual chapters in this volume focus on the networks archaeologists create and how communication among them affects the

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