Post Tagged with: "popular culture"

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Buttressed by countless media products touting Iceland’s harsh beauty, Iceland is now a meaningful quotient in everyday geopolitical understanding of millions of people.

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

As the exceptional American follows its path intuitively without any need to draw on agreed upon facts, guns can be drawn upon alternative facts driven by intuitive knowledge.

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

A recent trend in film-making is bringing to Western audiences a more grounded Middle East.

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

Memes are much more than just funny (or not) pictures and gifs flooding the Internet every day. They are strange occasions of synchronicity.

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

‘Breaking Bad’ potentially disrupts how we conceptualize resilience by opening up thinking space to consider who has the right (or opportunity) to be resilient.

Amazon, American, or Israeli?  The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

Amazon, American, or Israeli? The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

There is no shortage of reasons why the choice of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls is a dangerous one for the UN.

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Overseas corporations are taking an increasingly important role in telling Americans exactly who they are, as in the case of several ads broadcast during the Olympics.

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Challenging dominant IR narratives and reworking the US geopolitical imaginary of Iran via popular culture is possible. Stranger things have happened.

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible

The different time periods in the trilogy ‘Back to the Future’ have been valuable for bringing concepts in courses such as IPE and IR Theory to life.

The Politics of Performance: Gender Identity in Cosplay

The Politics of Performance: Gender Identity in Cosplay

The study of cosplay is important as it informs the study of gender performance and popular culture narratives.

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