Post Tagged with: "popular culture"

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.

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.

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