Visual Politics

Interview – David Campbell

E-International Relations • Apr 22 2022 • Features

David Campbell discusses the United States’ identity in global politics, the representation of refugees in Australian media, and the role of visual media in international relations.

Spectacular Violence: Pellet Guns and the Sovereign Right to Maim in Kashmir

Ananya Sharma • Feb 11 2022 • Articles

Perspectives of violence, visuality and disability help reveal ways of seeing in Kasmir and how the blinded body serves both as a sight and site of 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.

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