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Feeling/Making Democracy: Emotions of Candidates Contesting Dehradun Municipal Elections

Jakimow, Tanya


Emotions and sentiments are central to explanations of how actual living democracies work, that is, the sustaining and reconfiguring of practices, relations and common-senses that constitute them. Elections are moments of heightened emotions, when democracy breathes life into the streets and pulses through people’s veins. While studies in anthropology and political science have shed light on the ways that voters are recruited by and experience the passionate and sensuous elements of elections,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2020.1828973
Access Rights: Open Access


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