Post Tagged with: "World Politics and Popular Culture"

The Audience in Popular Culture and World Politics

The Audience in Popular Culture and World Politics

Paying attention to the way that meaning is negotiated can contribute to our understanding of the relationship between popular culture and world politics.

Review – This War of Mine

Review – This War of Mine

By putting the civilians’ experience at the forefront, TWoM addresses the side of war that is often overlooked in many forms of popular culture as well as IR discourse.

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.

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

A common mistake when teaching popular culture and world politics is to overestimate the skill set that students will bring with them into the course.

Imperial Imaginaries: Employing Science Fiction to Talk about Geopolitics

Imperial Imaginaries: Employing Science Fiction to Talk about Geopolitics

Pop Culture stages debates on complex topics associated with the history of imperialism, geopolitical thinking and the relationship between territory, space and power.

What Does (the Study of) World Politics Sound Like?

What Does (the Study of) World Politics Sound Like?

Music and music-making can enhance a body of work that looks to de-reify received analytical categories of the discipline and thereby continue to enrich its key debates.

Review – Sexing War/Policing Gender

Review – Sexing War/Policing Gender

Åhäll’s volume explores cultural representations of female political agency and female political violence through the metanarrative of motherhood.

Collage: An Art-inspired Methodology for Studying Laughter in World Politics

Collage: An Art-inspired Methodology for Studying Laughter in World Politics

To think through collage is to invent and apply conceptual frames and create juxtapositions that disrupt and render historically contingent accepted knowledge practices.

Military Videogames, Geopolitics and Methods

Military Videogames, Geopolitics and Methods

A player-based approach unveils actual experiences of videogames offering a creative and grounded approach to a fuller understanding of pop culture in world politics.

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Methodologically, a constructive encounter with videogames relies on reflection on narrative, visual and aural elements, and gameplay.

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