Public Perception Of International Crises: Identity, Ontological Security And Self-affirmation by Dmitry ChernobrovPublic Perception Of International Crises: Identity, Ontological Security And Self-affirmation by Dmitry Chernobrov

Public Perception Of International Crises: Identity, Ontological Security And Self-affirmation

byDmitry Chernobrov

Hardcover | June 24, 2019

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How do people make sense of distant but disturbing international events? Why are some representations more appealing than others? What do they mean for the perceiver's own sense of self? Going beyond conventional analysis of political perception and imagining at the level of accuracy, this book reveals how self-conceptions are unconsciously, but centrally present in our judgments and representations of international crises. Combining international relations and psychosocial studies, Dmitry Chernobrov shows how the imagining of international politics is shaped by the need for positive and continuous societal self-concepts. The book captures evidence of self-affirming political imagining in how the general public in the West and in Russia understood the Arab uprisings (also known as the Arab Spring) and makes an argument both about and beyond this particular case. The book will appeal to those interested in international crises, political psychology, media and audiences, perception and political imagining, ontological security, identity and emotion, and collective memory.
Dmitry Chernobrov is Lecturer in Media and International Politics at the University of Sheffield. He earned his PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. He has published on issues of identity and perception, ontological security, social exclusion, diasporas and trau...
Title:Public Perception Of International Crises: Identity, Ontological Security And Self-affirmationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.99 × 6.3 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:8.99 × 6.3 × 0.96 inPublished:June 24, 2019Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield InternationalLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786610035

ISBN - 13:9781786610034


Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of AcronymsPrefaceIntroductionPART I: THE DRAWING SELF1. Perception and Collective Identity2. Anxiety of the Unknown and (Mis)Recognition3. A Positive SelfPART II: THE PORTRAITS OF OTHERS4. Imagining Others as Different or Similar5. Drawing from MemoryPART III: ENCOUTERING CRISES6. Public Perception of the Arab Uprisings7. Wider Narratives: From the Arab Uprisings to UkraineEpilogue: Perception as a RelationReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

This important book tackles significant dimensions of political imaginings and how these are shaped by insecurities, anxieties and histories of identities. While there are many accounts with the ambition to explain public perceptions of international crises, this book offers a very timely and novel approach to conceptions of crises as understood through the logics of ontological security and positive self-affirmation.