Visual Politics

Review – The People Are Not an Image

Kelly Lewis • Oct 6 2021 • Features

Snowdon’s book reshapes the political imaginary of the reader and re-evaluates protest videos as vernacular devices.

Interview – Dean Cooper-Cunningham

E-International Relations • Apr 25 2020 • Features

Dean Cooper-Cunningham discusses the benefits of using visual methods in IR, responses to Russian political queerphobia and the visuality of resistance and (in)security.

Review – Seeing Politics

Dean Cooper-Cunningham • Sep 30 2019 • Features

Using narrative feature film as a method of co-production, Harman brings feminist and decolonial works into conversation with the visual and aesthetic turns in IR.

Interview – Sophie Harman

E-International Relations • Jun 2 2019 • Features

Sophie Harman spoke to us about her BAFTA nominated film Pili, film as a research method, issues in global health governance and agency in feminist decolonial research.

Interview – Edmund Clark

E-International Relations • Jan 17 2019 • Features

Award-winning artist Edmund Clark discusses his work on state practices associated with the war on terror such as torture and extraordinary rendition and visual politics.

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

Constance Duncombe • Sep 5 2018 • Articles

While the role of recognition in world politics is ever more acknowledged, the technological and visual aspect of this process requires much greater consideration.

Interview – Matthew Kearns

E-International Relations • Aug 30 2018 • Features

Matthew Kearns discusses his PhD research on the relationship between military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces and visualizing war.

Interview – Lene Hansen

E-International Relations • Jul 12 2018 • Features

Prof. Lene Hansen discusses securitization scholarship, developments in discourse analysis, and the role of images and the ‘visual turn’ in International Relations.

The Power of Images in Global Politics

Roland Bleiker • Mar 8 2018 • Articles

Images surround everything we do. This omnipresence of images is political and has changed fundamentally how we live and interact in today’s world.

Analysing but Not Seeing: What’s Missing When We Forget Images in IR

Dean Cooper-Cunningham • Mar 6 2017 • Articles

Security is not solely constructed discursively but also visually. Dominant securitization theory ignores the latter, leaving it somewhat decontextualized.

Code Red: Colouring the International

Security studies needs to go beyond its chromophobia (its avoidance of colour) and see how colour-use operates in the enactment and (re-)appropriation of security.

From Absence to Absence: The Visual Culture of The ‘War on Terror’

David Campbell • Nov 9 2011 • Articles

Throughout the last decade, news photography has re-presented the ‘war on terror’, in the form of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, in ways consistent with military strategy. Much photojournalism exists within and reproduces an ‘eternal present’, obscuring the frames that narrow its perspective, rendering casualties and context as absent.

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