Rituals of Mediation
International Politics and Social Meaning
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Rituals of Mediation by Francois Debrix
Book DescriptionA timely consideration of the meaning of transnational cultural interactions today. In an era of increasing globalization, the cultural and the international have borders as permeable as most nations'--and an understanding of one requires making sense of the other. Foregrounding the role of mediation--understood here as a site of representation, transformation, and pluralization--the authors engage two specific questions: How might we make theoretical and practical sense of transnational cultural interactions? And how are we to understand the ways in which the sites of mediation represent, transform, and remediate internationals? Accordingly, the authors consider international issues like security, development, political activism, and the war against terrorism through the lens of cultural practices such as traveling through airports, exhibiting art and photography, logging on to the Internet, and spinning news stories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816640744
(229mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francois Debrix
Beyond Biopolitics, Paperback (July 2012)
This volume seeks to explore the relationship between violence (its quantity, its varied forms, and its daunting consequences) in the post-9/11-War on Terror era and the contemporary status of critical political theorizing.
Tabloid Terror, Paperback (August 2007)View all books by Francois Debrix
Aims to develop a model of tabloidized international relations, where responses are organized by and supportive of a strong centralized US government. This book focuses on the exploitation of insecurities caused by 9/11 manifested in the US tabloid media.
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