Post Tagged with: "popular culture"

Review – Art and Politics Now

Review – Art and Politics Now

Anthony Downey’s book is a timely overview of the art world’s involvement in politics and a good reference for academics interested in art’s potential to engage and even redefine politics.

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

At 70 years of age the United Nations barely registers in the history of either the big or the small screen, and when it does the results are markedly unflattering.

On Putin, Politics, and Popular Culture: An Interview with Alexander J. Motyl

On Putin, Politics, and Popular Culture: An Interview with Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl discusses his new book, Vovochka, as well as politics, popular culture, and the subject of this satirical romp, Vladimir Putin.

VVP: Is Vladimir Putin the Super-Villain We’ve All Been Waiting For?

VVP: Is Vladimir Putin the Super-Villain We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Like Osama bin Laden circa 2000, Vladimir Putin, while real enough, is more a figment of our popular-geopolitical imagination, and one which we cannot live without.

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

While pop culture is not without its problems, it offers differing, potentially more accessible insights on the international that are not found in standard IR textbooks.

Making Feminist Sense of ‘The Americans’

Making Feminist Sense of ‘The Americans’

Reading ‘The Americans’ through an Enloe inspired lens offers an example of the potential to explore the feminist critique of the public/private divide.

Popular Geopolitics and the ‘War on Terror’

Popular Geopolitics and the ‘War on Terror’

Representational logics, emotion and affect, and intertextuality offer methodological insights into how popular geopolitics connects to the war on terror.

On Captain America and ‘Doing’ Popular Culture in the Social Sciences

On Captain America and ‘Doing’ Popular Culture in the Social Sciences

Popular culture is a ‘doing’. This liveliness is what is lost when popular culture is reduced to a ‘thing’. It is the entire assemblage that produces political effects.

Popular Culture and Political Identity

Popular Culture and Political Identity

Images and emotions are everywhere in politics, and yet they have only recently become a serious and systematic topic of investigation in academia.

So, How Does Popular Culture Relate to World Politics?

So, How Does Popular Culture Relate to World Politics?

Scholars from assorted perspectives are eagerly and productively investigating myriad forms of pop culture in relation to every conceivable aspect of world politics

The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis

The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis

National TV fiction should not be excluded from the study of world politics, as it maintains a strong connection with a given culture’s everyday experiences.

Why Popular Culture? Why Now?

Why Popular Culture? Why Now?

The new blog will seek to make sense of the relationship between pop culture and world politics. In every instance, we will make sure that we take pop culture seriously.

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

As the study of popular culture gains momentum, it is important that the sub-field not reproduce the broader analytic and political shortcomings of the discipline of IR.

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