Popular Culture

Review – Popular Culture, Geopolitics and Identity

Adagbo Onoja • Jan 17 2021 • Features

This second edition presents fascinating demonstrations of popular culture in action and considers popular culture beyond the representational.

Future of Popular Geopolitics: Croatia, Affective Nationalism and the World Cup

MašaKolanović • Oct 30 2018 • Articles

In looking at popular geopolitics as a kind of “post-language”, we can use sport as a metaphor of national identity.

The Future of Popular Geopolitics: Zombie Evolution and the Return to the Social

Shannon Brincat and Roxanne Chaitowitz • Oct 4 2018 • Articles

The zombie performs a radical function in our thinking by exposing – albeit hyperbolically – the very real limits of contemporary capitalism.

The Future of Popular Geopolitics: Mega-Shark Cinematic Diplomacy

Chris Homewood • Sep 21 2018 • Articles

Amidst rising tensions, Hollywood films such as The Meg present an idealized image of harmony between the U.S. and China.

Third Cinema and Social Science

Seth Cantey • Aug 17 2018 • Articles

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

William Clapton • Jul 26 2018 • Articles

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

Popular Culture Matters: An Introduction

Kyle Grayson and Nick Robinson • Jun 11 2018 • Articles

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’.

Northern Fears: Preparing for and Watching Norden’s Doom

Robert Saunders • May 27 2018 • Articles

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

Pop-Culture and Trump, Part 3: Roger Waters Vs. The Big Man, Pig Man

Robert A. Saunders • Jan 4 2018 • Articles

The Us + Them tour represents the current pinnacle in the meeting of pop-culture and global politics, as Waters has mobilised his political fervour for the world stage.

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

Robert A. Saunders • Dec 21 2017 • Articles

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.

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