Critical Histories of a Century of Geopolitical Thought
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Geopolitical Traditions by Klaus J. Dodds
Book DescriptionCondemned as an intellectul poison by the late American geographer Richard Hartshbornem geopolitics has confounded its critics. Today it remains a popular and important intellectul field despite the persistent allegations that geopolitics helped to legitimate Hitler's policies of spatial expansionism and the domination of place. Using insights from critical geopolitics and cultural history, the contributoirs focus on how geopolitics has been created, negotiated and contested within a variety of intellectual and popular contexts. Geopolitical Traditions argues that geopolitics has to take responsibility for the past whilst at the same time reconceptualising geopolitics in a manner which accounts for the dramatic changes in the late twentieth century. The book is divided into three sections: firstly Rehtinking Geopolitical Histories concentrates on how geopolitical conversations between European scholars and the wider world unfolded; secondly Geopolitics, Nationa and Spirituality considers how geopolitical writings have been strongly influenced by religions, iconography adn doctrine with examples drawn from Catholicicsm, Judaism and Hinduism; and thirdly Reclaiming and Refocusing Geopolitics contemplates how geopolitics has been reformulated in the post-war period with illustrations from France and the United States. Geopolitical Traditions brings together scholars working in a variety of disciplines and locations in order to explore a hundred years of geopolitical thought. Sanjay Chaturedi Punjab University, India. Paul Claval, Eaubonne, France . Michael J. Heffernan Notingham University, UK, Les Hepple University of Bristol.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415172493
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Klaus J. Dodds
Observant States, Paperback (July 2010)
From the horrors of 9/11 and Abu Ghraib to the mechanical, mundane functioning of airport biometrics, geopolitical truths are established through a process of visual demonstration. Visual culture has become part of the apparatus of persuasion. This book explores the developing relationship between geopolitics and visual culture.
Geopolitics, Hardback (October 2009)
Bringing together work from international relations, politics science, history, geography and law this definitive collection covers three dimensions of the geopolitical: classic geopolitics, critical geopolitics and popular geopolitics.
Global Geopolitics, Paperback (November 2004)
Employing thematic investigation and illustrated through case studies, Dodds explores how global politics is imagined and practised by countries such as the US and other organisations including Greenpeace, the IMF and CNN International.
Pink Ice, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Klaus J. Dodds
The compelling story of political struggles over Antarctica and the South Atlantic. It recounts how Britain and Argentina have sought to invest these thinly populated spaces - mostly rock and water - with cultural and national importance, so that territorial disputes simply refuse to fade away.
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