New Book

Understanding emotions in post-factual politics

Edward Elgar 2019

Postfactual politics has united scientists and civil society in a public defence of truth, however, the
battle may already have been lost to a binarity of facts and emotions. Analysing and comparing
scientists’ protests against the Trump presidency with famous scientific controversies in modern
medicine, this innovative book redefines truth as a negotiation in public discourse between the
interplay of values, beliefs and facts. It shows that in order to understand postfactual politics we
must unveil emotion’s role in knowledge-making.

sep 2019 c 176 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 481 3 c £70.00 (UK/RoW) • c $105.00 (N/S America)  |