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Writing the Self and Transforming Knowledge in International Relations

Writing the Self and Transforming Knowledge in International Relations

Towards a Politics of Liminality

  • Author: Erzsebet Strausz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351402641
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This book emerges from within the everyday knowledge practices of International Relations (IR) scholarship and explores the potential of experimental writing as an alternative source of ‘knowledge’ and political imagination within the modern university and the contemporary structures of neoliberal government. It unlocks and foregrounds the power of writing as a site of resistance and a vehicle of transformation that is fundamentally grounded in reflexivity, self-crafting and an ethos of care. In an attempt to cultivate new sensibilities to habitual academic practice the project re-appropriates the skill of writing for envisioning and enacting what it might mean to be working in the discipline of IR and inhabiting the usual spaces and scenes of academic life differently. The practice of experimental writing that intuitively unfolds and develops in the book makes an important methodological intervention into conventional social scientific inquiry both regarding the politics of writing and knowledge production as well as the role and position of the researcher. The formal innovations of the book include the actualization and creative remaking of the Foucaultian genre of the ‘experience book,’ which seeks to challenge scholarly routine and offers new experiences and modes of perception as to what it might mean to ‘know’ and to be a ‘knowing subject’ in our times. The book will be of interest to researchers engaged in critical and creative research methods (particularly narrative writing, autobiography, storytelling, experimental and transformational research), Foucault studies and philosophy, as well as critical approaches to contemporary government and studies of resistance.

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

  • Author: Andreas Gofas,Inanna Hamati-Ataya,Nicholas Onuf
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526415607
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 616
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The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations offers a panoramic overview of the broad field of International Relations by integrating three distinct but interrelated foci. It retraces the historical development of International Relations (IR) as a professional field of study, explores the philosophical foundations of IR, and interrogates the sociological mechanisms through which scholarship is produced and the field is structured. Comprising 38 chapters from both established scholars and an emerging generation of innovative meta-theorists and theoretically driven empiricists, the handbook fosters discussion of the field from the inside out, forcing us to come to grips with the widely held perception that IR is experiencing an existential crisis quite unlike anything else in its hundred-year history. This timely and innovative reference volume reflects on situated scholarly practices in a way that projects our collective thinking into the future. PART ONE: THE INWARD GAZE: INTRODUCTORY REFLECTIONS PART TWO: IMAGINING THE INTERNATIONAL, ACKNOWLEDGING THE GLOBAL PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR (AN) IDENTITY PART FOUR: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS A PROFESSION PART FIVE: LOOKING AHEAD: THE FUTURE OF META-ANALYSIS

Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

  • Author: Marysia Zalewski,Paula Drumond,Elisabeth Prugl,Maria Stern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315456486
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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Sexual violence against men is an under-theorised and under-noticed topic, though it is becoming increasingly apparent that this form of violence is widespread. Yet despite emerging evidence documenting its incidence, especially in conflict and post-conflict zones, efforts to understand its causes and develop strategies to reduce it are hampered by a dearth of theoretical engagement. One of the reasons that might explain its empirical invisibility and theoretical vacuity is its complicated relationship with sexual violence against women. The latter is evident empirically, theoretically, and politically, but the relationship between these violences conjures a range of complex and controversial questions about the ways they might be different, and why and how these differences matter. It is the case that sexual violence (when noticed at all) has historically been understood to happen largely, if not only, to women, allegedly because of their gender and their ensuing place in gender orders. This begs important questions regarding the impact of increasing knowledge about sexual violence against men, including the impact on resources, on understandings about, and experiences of masculinity, and whether the idea and practice of gender hierarchy is outdated. This book engages this diverse set of questions and offers fresh analysis on the incidences of sexual violence against men using both new and existing data. Additionally, the authors pay close attention to some of the controversial debates in the context of sexual violence against men, revisiting and asking new questions about the vexed issue of masculinities and related theories of gender hierarchy. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sex, gender, masculinities, corporeality, violence, and global politics, as well as to practitioners and activists.

Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

Problems and alternatives

  • Author: Shine Choi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317645499
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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The global consensus in academic, specialist and public realms is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear ambitions pose a threat to international security, its levels of poverty indicate a humanitarian crisis and its political repression signals a failed state. This book examines the cultural dimensions of the international problem of North Korea through contemporary South Korean and Western popular imagination’s engagement with North Korea. Building on works by feminist-postcolonial thinkers, in particular Trinh Minh-ha, Rey Chow and Gayatri Spivak, it examines novels, films, photography and memoirs for how they engage with issues of security, human rights, humanitarianism and political agency from an intercultural perspective. By doing so the author challenges the key assumptions that underpin the prevailing realist and liberal approaches to North Korea. This research attends not only to alternative framings, narratives and images of North Korea but also to alternative modes of knowing, loving and responding and will be of interest to students of critical international relations, Korean studies, cultural studies and Asian studies.

Studies in Law and Politics

Studies in Law and Politics

  • Author: Harold Joseph Laski
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412835372
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 299
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The essays that comprise Studies in Law and Politics are by and large academic. But Laski had a purpose in addition to the purely scholarly: he was eagerly pursuing possibilities for social and political change. Laski sought tirelessly for opportunities to act on those possibilities and, as is the case throughout his work, his academic and political purposes have no clear boundary between them. Studies in Law of Politics was published at a crucial juncture in Laski's ideological metamorphosis. During this period he had become increasingly worried that socialists might not be able to achieve the growth of working-class power. Although the essays contained in the volume cover a wide range of topics, and a wide span of time since the mid-1920s, he brought them into unity by a common approach. Though he does not make his unifying premise immediately evident to his readers, he clearly meant to chart the growth of power of those who had previously been without influence. His goal also was to identify the problems facing growth in a highly modernized society. Studies in Law and Politics reveals Laski's growing realization that the road to socialism might be more difficult than what he had believed when he wrote his pluralist works. The book reflects the mind of a thinker who was not content to write exclusively as an academic or a political activist. His view was that, while progressive reforms have been achieved in the past, they are not easily accomplished, and obstacles to further reforms should not be underestimated. This sober work offers much insight into Laski's intellectual development, as well as the times about which he wrote.

Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 1464968365
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 79
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Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

  • Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135963150
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

International Relations, National Policies and Higher Education in the Pacific Region

International Relations, National Policies and Higher Education in the Pacific Region

Proceedings of the 1989 Annual Conference of the Pacific Region Association for Higher Education ... La Jolla, California, August 16-18, 1989

  • Author: Pacific Region Association for Higher Education. Conference
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education and state
  • Page: 248
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The conference from which these proceedings is derived explored the issue of higher education in light of national political and social change, and the need for international competitiveness within the Pacific Region nations. The 17 papers are organized into seven topic sessions: (1) Policy Issues Influencing Higher Education in the Pacific Region, (2) Leadership Issues in Pacific Region Higher Education, (3) Educational Change in China, (4) Educational Changes in Japan, (5) Educational Technology in the Pacific Region, (6) Educational Change Related to Southeast Asia, and (7) Educational Changes in the Soviet Union. The keynote address and the presidential address are also included. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Second Thoughts on Higher Education and the Asia-Pacific Century" (Chung Won-shik); "The Role of Science Graduate Programs in the Pacific Region" (Akira Miyake); "The Impact of Civil Government Policies on International Higher Education in the Pacific Region" (Don Williams); "Multicultural/International Policy and Higher Education: A Canadian Case Study" (David Whittaker); "Educating Leadership for the Pacific Century" (Philip J. Bossert); "Leadership in Pacific Region Higher Education: The Problem of Internationalization" (Brent W. Poppenhagen); "Educating Managers for the Multicultural Workforce" (Jean Renshaw); "The Failure of Education Reform in China and the Student Movement as Academic Revolution" (Richard Hartnett); "The Task of Modernizing China: Necessary Changes in Her Educational Ideology" (Harmut Schweitzer); "Adult Higher Education in China: What Role Should Community Colleges Play?" (Yiping Wan); "The Rinkyoshin and Higher Education: Some Tentative Thoughts" (Edward R. Beauchamp); "Will One Have to be Trained 'Nationally' First in Order to be Educated 'Internationally'?" (Akira Tachikawa); "Promises of, Barriers to, and Administrative Strategies for, the Use of Educational Technology in Global and International Education" (Nancy M. Borton); "Computer Communications for International Education: The Future of Teaching in the Planetary Classroom" (Andrew Feenberg); "Progress of Hmong Students in Wisconsin Schools: Implications for Teacher Education" (J. Gordon Nelson); "Management Training Abroad: Do Developing Countries Get Their Money's Worth?" (Jamie Wallin); "Changing Higher Education in Siberia: Soviet Pacific Hopes" (Dale Heckman). (GLR)

International Practices

International Practices

  • Author: Emanuel Adler,Vincent Pouliot
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501585
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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It is in and through practices - deeds that embody shared intersubjective knowledge - that social life is organized, that subjectivities are constituted and that history unfolds. One can think of dozens of different practices (from balancing, to banking or networking) which constitute the social fabric of world politics. This book brings together leading scholars in fields from international law and humanitarianism to nuclear deterrence and the UN to provide effective new tools to understand a range of pressing issues of the era of globalization. As an entry point to the study of world politics, the concept of practice accommodates a variety of perspectives in a coherent yet flexible fashion and opens the door to much needed interdisciplinary research in international relations. International Practices crystallizes the authors' past research on international practices into a common effort to turn the study of practice into a novel research program in international relations.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

  • Author: William M. Johnston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113678716X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2000
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns

Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns

Edwardian Fiction and the First World War

  • Author: R. Hawkes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283432
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 196
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Ford Madox Ford is a major modernist writer, yet many of his works do not conform to our assumptions about modernism. Examining ways in which he, alongside other 'misfit moderns', undermines 'stabilities' we expect from novels and memoirs, this book poses questions about the nature of narrative and the distinction between modernism and modernity.

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom

  • Author: Christi Crosby Bergin,David Allen Bergin
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285965604
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 736
  • View: 9046
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Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cuban Studies 41

Cuban Studies 41

  • Author: Louis Perez,Catherine Krull,Soraya Castro Marino
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822978490
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Cuban Studies 41 includes essays on: the ideology behind United States foreign policy toward Cuba; a gendered study of Cubans who migrate to other countries; fifty years of Cuban medical diplomacy; the fifty-year relationship between Havana and Moscow, national cultural policy and the visual arts in the aftermath of the “Grey Years,” and a look at the global influence of Havana cigars.

Why Foucault?

Why Foucault?

New Directions in Educational Research

  • Author: Michael A. Peters,Tina Besley
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820478906
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 243
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Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law

Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law

  • Author: Jingxia Shi
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782251162
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 360
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This book attempts to reconcile the concept of free trade with a key non-trade social value - cultural diversity - in an era of economic globalisation. It first shows how we can look at culture in many different ways, and explains why we should care about cultural diversity. The book then examines the challenges that policymakers are faced with in formulating cultural measures in the new media environment, and analyses UNESCO's theories and approaches to cultural diversity. This is followed by a comprehensive examination of the treatment of 'culture' in global and regional trade agreements, including the framework of the GATT/WTO system, the WTO's judicial practice involving cultural products, and the treatment of culture under the EC/EU and NAFTA. This identifies the challenges trade norms encounter in dealing with cultural products. The author seeks to formulate a balanced view of the challenge of protecting and promoting cultural diversity while also recognising the important goal of trade liberalisation. To this end Professor Shi proposes a dual method through which the norms found in WTO agreements and in UNESCO cultural instruments may be brought into alignment: the first highlighting the compatibility of cultural policy measures with trade obligations on a domestic level, the second suggesting potential linkages between the WTO rules and the UNESCO Convention from the perspectives of treaty interpretation.

Scholars in Action (2 vols)

Scholars in Action (2 vols)

The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004243917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 972
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In Scholars in Action, an international group of 40 authors open up new perspectives on the eighteenth-century culture of knowledge, with a particular focus on scholars and their various practices.

Alterities in Asia

Alterities in Asia

Reflections on Identity and Regionalism

  • Author: Leong Yew
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136884106
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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This book investigates the politics of identity in Asia and explores how different groups of people inside and outside Asia have attempted to relate to the alterity of the places and cultures in the region through various modes (literary and filmic representation, scholarly knowledge, and so on) and at different points in time. Although coming from different perspectives like literary criticism, film studies, geography, cultural history, and political science, the contributors collectively argue that Asian otherness is more than the dialectical interplay between the Western self and one of its many others, and more than just the Orientalist discourse writ large. Rather, they demonstrate the existence of multiple levels of inter-Asian and intercultural contact and consciousness that both subvert as much as they consolidate the dominant ‘Western Core-Asian periphery’ framework that structures what the mainstream assumes to be knowledge of Asia. With chapters covering a wealth of topics from Korea and its Cold War history, to Australia's Asian identity crisis, this book will be of huge interest to anyone interested in critical Asian studies, Asian ethnicity, postcolonialism and Asia cultural studies. Leong Yew is an Assistant Professor in the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore. He is the author of The Disjunctive Empire of International Relations (2003).

Concepts of the Self

Concepts of the Self

  • Author: Anthony Elliott
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745639461
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 185
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This new and updated edition of Concepts of the Self remains the most lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences. Written by an author of international reputation, the book concentrates mainly on the work of social theorists and cultural analysts who have attempted to place the self in relation to psychological processes, social contexts, and historical perspectives. Mead, Freud, Goffman, Foucault, Chodorow, Kristeva and Baudrillard are among the figures covered; the new edition also introduces material on Zizek. Elliott also connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality. The book focuses upon cultural and political issues, and breaks new ground in integrating interdisciplinary perspectives. In analysing debates about the self, Elliott draws extensively on contemporary social and cultural theory. Among the traditions of thought discussed are symbolic interactionism; modern sociology; post-structuralist thought; feminist and queer theory; psychoanalysis; and postmodernism. Elliott reviews core concepts of the self through an analysis of several connected themes: the complex relation between self and society; the importance of the interpreting self in social life; the reshaping of processes of self-formation; and, the changing character of identity politics. The new edition continues to break new ground by introducing compelling, contemporary material on the globalization of the self. Concepts of the Self is an accessible and invaluable introductory text for students in the areas of social and political theory, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Politics of Difference

Politics of Difference

Epistemologies of Peace

  • Author: Hartmut Behr
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317690761
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
  • View: 5501
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This book develops a notion of differences and 'otherness' beyond hegemonic and hierarchical thinking as represented by the legacies of Western philosophical and political thought. In doing so, it relates to the phenomenological discourse of the twentieth century, especially to Georg Simmel, Alfred Schütz, Emmanual Lévinas, and Jacques Derrida, and drafts our understanding of difference as a genuine human experience of a social and political world that is in motion and transformative, rather than static and predictable. On this basis of temporalized ontology and its normative consequences, differences are drafted as a positive social and political force and as powerful capacities of transformation and change. In practical terms, this understanding is most important for our theorizing and acting upon peace, peace-building, and conflict solution. Differences now appear not as obstacle to peace and reconciliation, but as lively and constructive articulations of 'otherness' and as a positive power of transformation, emancipation, and change. This book will be of interest to students of international relations, philosophy and political theory.

NWSA Journal

NWSA Journal

A Publication of the National Women's Studies Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic journals
  • Page: N.A
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