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Documenting World Politics: A Critical Companion to IR and by Rens Van Munster, Casper Sylvest

By Rens Van Munster, Casper Sylvest

As a relevant component to modern tradition, motion pictures replicate and form political debate. Reflecting in this improvement, students within the box of diplomacy (IR) more and more discover the intersection of television sequence, fiction movie and international politics. So a ways, in spite of the fact that, nearly no systematic scholarly realization has been given to documentary movie inside IR.

This publication fills this void via providing a severe significant other to the topic geared toward aiding scholars, lecturers and students of IR in knowing and assessing a number of the ways that documentary motion pictures topic in worldwide politics. The authors of this quantity argue that a lot might be received if we don't simply consider documentaries as a window on or intervention actually, yet as a political epistemology that – like theories – contain specific postures, suggestions and methodologies in the direction of the realm to which they supply access.

This paintings could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, pop culture and international politics and media reports alike.

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Documenting World Politics: A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film

As a significant element of modern tradition, motion pictures replicate and form political debate. Reflecting in this improvement, students within the box of diplomacy (IR) more and more discover the intersection of television sequence, fiction movie and international politics. up to now, even if, almost no systematic scholarly awareness has been given to documentary movie inside of IR.

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In doing so, the chapters reflect on the politics of documentary film as political interventions and visual epistemologies. In Chapter 3, James Brassett and Chris Clarke critically examine recent documentaries of exposition about the financial crisis, including the Oscar-winning Inside Job and Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story. They emphasize how these films both represent and (re)imagine global finance through visual political argument. In Chapter 4 we are presented with an altogether different perspective on international political economy, as Marieke de Goede shows how documentary films bring the materiality of financial assemblages into view and help us understand how responsibility is distributed and dispersed across the assemblage.

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