International Politics and Film: Space, Vision, Power by Klaus DoddsInternational Politics and Film: Space, Vision, Power by Klaus Dodds

International Politics and Film: Space, Vision, Power

byKlaus Dodds, Sean Carter

Paperback | May 14, 2014

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International Politics and Film introduces readers to the representational qualities of film but also draws attention to how the relationship between the visual and the spatial is constitutive of international politics. Using four themes-borders, the state of exception, homeland and distant others-the territorial and imaginative dimensions of international affairs in particular are highlighted. But this volume also makes clear that international politics is not just something "out there"; film helps us better understand how it is also part of everyday life within the state-affecting individuals and communities in different ways depending on axes of difference such as gender, race, class, age, and ethnicity.

Sean Carter is senior lecturer in human geography at the University of Exeter, UK. His work on the relationship between geopolitics and visual culture has been published in leading international journals including Political Geography. Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of T...
Title:International Politics and Film: Space, Vision, PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023116971X

ISBN - 13:9780231169714


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements1. Film and International Politics2. Borders3. Exceptional Spaces4. Distant Others5. Homeland6. Space, Vision, PowerFilmographyBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

Using succinct, informative case studies and with crystal clear writing International Politics and Film provides an important (even, urgent) account of the co-constitutive relationship between film and international politics. Cogent and lively readings of a wide range of important political films will help further open channels of communication between the disciplines of film studies and International Relations. The authors make a persuasive argument for the relevance of international relations to film studies and vice versa, and the book should be considered essential reading for students and scholars of both disciplines.