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IR and the Future Wars of First-Person Military Shooters

IR and the Future Wars of First-Person Military Shooters

In the third generation of military shooters, IR concerns manifest as future war and the insecurity charted by IR collapses into open confrontation.

Publicizing the US National Security State through Entertainment

Publicizing the US National Security State through Entertainment

In looking at the national security state entertainment complex, one can get to the core of the security and pop culture nexus in a more-than-representational way.

Pop Culture, huh, What Is It Good for? A Lot of Things, Actually

Pop Culture, huh, What Is It Good for? A Lot of Things, Actually

In order to fully understand the cultural aspects of the study of Popular Culture and World Politics, the next stage is to engage critically and academically with cultural artefacts, cultural theory, and cultural history.

Teaching IR with Popular Culture

Teaching IR with Popular Culture

How can we teach popular culture and politics without falling into the “real” politics / “imaginary” culture divide that is premised on an elementary understanding of culture as well as of politics?

Contemporary Apocalyptic Cinema

Contemporary Apocalyptic Cinema

The apocalyptic blockbusters of 2013 might provide answers as to whether optimistic resolutions will continue or recent events in global politics will signal a return to pessimistic narratives.

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

The Game of Thrones TV show and novels have become appealing to scholars as they touch on theoretical concepts and issues central to IR, and feature parallels to real-world events.

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

What do the Miss Universe competition, Sesame Street’s Elmo, and Fox’s television show 24 have in common? Aside from being phenomenally successful American cultural products, they can also offer us insight into the workings of world politics, in this case through their connections to the US military detention facilities at Joint Task Force Guantánamo.

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