Post Tagged with: "popular culture"

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.

So, How Does Popular Culture Relate to World Politics?

So, How Does Popular Culture Relate to World Politics?

Scholars from assorted perspectives are eagerly and productively investigating myriad forms of pop culture in relation to every conceivable aspect of world politics

The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis

The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis

National TV fiction should not be excluded from the study of world politics, as it maintains a strong connection with a given culture’s everyday experiences.

Why Popular Culture? Why Now?

Why Popular Culture? Why Now?

The new blog will seek to make sense of the relationship between pop culture and world politics. In every instance, we will make sure that we take pop culture seriously.

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

As the study of popular culture gains momentum, it is important that the sub-field not reproduce the broader analytic and political shortcomings of the discipline of IR.

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?

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