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Third Cinema and Social Science

Film depictions of terrorism and processes of radicalization, particularly in Third Cinema, can be used to generate research questions that might otherwise go unasked. 

Popular Culture Matters: Defining ‘Politics’ in Popular Culture & World Politics

Popular Culture Matters: Defining ‘Politics’ in Popular Culture & World Politics

The ‘Politics’ in PCWP remains limited and narrowly understood, even as the sites at which it is located expand.

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Popular Culture Matters: An Introduction

The first post in a series detailing the impact of popular culture on world politics from the perspective of participants at the ISA workshop ‘Popular Culture Matters’.

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Northern Fears: Preparing for and Watching Norden’s Doom

Netflix’s “The Rain” has been released at the beginning of a new era of insecurity for the notoriously peaceful nation of Sweden.

10th Anniversary Post – Pop Culture @ E-IR: A Reflection

10th Anniversary Post – Pop Culture @ E-IR: A Reflection

We seek to enlighten our readers about the ways in which the everyday inform how states and non-state actors negotiate geopolitics and its attendant forces.

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Iceland: A Pop-culture Powerhouse at the Top of the World

Buttressed by countless media products touting Iceland’s harsh beauty, Iceland is now a meaningful quotient in everyday geopolitical understanding of millions of people.

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

As the exceptional American follows its path intuitively without any need to draw on agreed upon facts, guns can be drawn upon alternative facts driven by intuitive knowledge.

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

A recent trend in film-making is bringing to Western audiences a more grounded Middle East.

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

Memes are much more than just funny (or not) pictures and gifs flooding the Internet every day. They are strange occasions of synchronicity.

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

‘Breaking Bad’ potentially disrupts how we conceptualize resilience by opening up thinking space to consider who has the right (or opportunity) to be resilient.

Amazon, American, or Israeli?  The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

Amazon, American, or Israeli? The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

There is no shortage of reasons why the choice of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls is a dangerous one for the UN.

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