Kathryn Starnes's Fairy Tales and International Relations: A Folklorist PDF

By Kathryn Starnes

This publication deals a severe engagement with modern IR textbooks through a singular folklorist procedure. components of the folklorist technique are built, addressing tale buildings through resemblances to 2 fairy stories, and interesting with the function of authors through framing gestures. The ebook not just seems at how the assumption of ‘social technology’ could persist in textbooks as many assumptions approximately what it capacity to check IR, but in addition at how those assumptions are written into the defining tales textbooks inform and the chances for (re)negotiating those tales and the bounds of the discipline.

This booklet will particularly have interaction with how the tales in textbooks constrain the way it is feasible to outline IR via its (re)production as a social technological know-how self-discipline. within the first half, tale buildings are explored through Donkeyskin and Bluebeard tales which the publication argues resemble a few buildings in textbooks that outline the way it is permissible to inform tales approximately IR. within the moment half the function of authors is explored through their framing gestures inside of a textual content, drawing on a few fairy stories. through forthcoming the tales in textbooks along fairy stories, Starnes displays again onto IR the disciplining practices within the tales textbooks inform via rendering them strange.

Aiming to spark a serious dialog in regards to the position of textbooks in defining the limits of what counts as IR and by means of extension the bounds of the IR canon, this ebook is of serious curiosity to scholars and students of foreign relations.

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