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By Laura J. Shepherd

This booklet examines the intersection of gender and violence in pop culture. Drawing at the most recent pondering in severe diplomacy, media and cultural experiences and gender stories, it focuses particularly on a couple of well known television indicates together with Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, new release Kill, The nook and The West Wing.

The booklet makes a special theoretical contribution to the ‘narrative flip’ in diplomacy by way of illustrating the ways that pop culture and international politics are intertwined and the way we make feel of our worlds via those frames. Methodologically, the publication complements discourse-theoretical research in IR via its incorporation of tools from narratology and picture reviews. The publication proposes a cultured ethicopolitical method of worldwide politics which demanding situations us to interrogate the way it turns into attainable that we predict what we expect, it demanding situations the truths that we carry to be self-evident and that which we take to be good judgment. It calls for that we expect conscientiously, severely, uncomfortably, approximately our world(s) – even if we’re ‘only’ staring at tv.

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