By R. Bleiker
This e-book offers one of many first systematic exams of aesthetic insights into global politics. It examines the character of aesthetic methods and descriptions how they range from conventional research of politics. The ebook explores the aptitude and boundaries of aesthetics via a chain of case stories on language and poetics.
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Consider, for instance, how our memory of the Vietnam War can no longer be separated from how the events have been represented through influential movies, such as The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Fourth of July, Forrest Gump, Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon. These and numerous other cases illustrate how aesthetic representations can capture aspects of international relations in a way that is qualitatively unique – and how these very representations then become an important aspect of political dynamics themselves.
But she also believes in the ‘transgressive’ potential The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory 39 of this writing genre. By their very nature, travelogues engage difference: they tell of encounters with people and cultures other than those familiar to the writer. She finds hope in those writers who play with or radically deconstruct the very genre of travelogues. S. Naipaul and Pico Iyer are explored here. There are also numerous women travel writers, such as Josie Dew and Robyn Davidson, who break with the mould of ‘honorary men’.
They point out that the promise of security, when articulated through militaristic defence strategies, paradoxically tends to generate fear. Constantinou and Burke believe that poetry can help us validate a different notion of security, one that points not to an escape from danger, but to a ‘passage through fear and loss’, one that allows us to ‘feel secure-in-danger . . 95 Engagements with literature more generally are among the most extensive contributions to the aesthetic turn in international political theory.
Aesthetics and World Politics (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) by R. Bleiker