Post Tagged with: "popular culture"

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.

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field Fla., April 24, 2014.The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Four Things I Don’t like about the Advance Discussion of Eye in the Sky

Does the movie ‘Eye in the Sky’ really provide insight into targeted killing? Here are four reasons why we ought to be suspicious.

Fantasies of Occupation: ‘Occupied’ and ‘the Man in the High Castle’

Fantasies of Occupation: ‘Occupied’ and ‘the Man in the High Castle’

The Man in the High Castle is the perfect ‘distraction’ for a country riven by increasingly bitter culture wars, and a complete breakdown in civil discourse.

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.

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