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The power of words in international relations : birth of an anti-whaling discourse

Author: Charlotte Epstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: Politics, science, and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the second half of the twentieth century, worldwide attitudes toward whaling shifted from widespread acceptance to moral censure. Why? Whaling, once as important to the global economy as oil is now, had long been uneconomical. Major species were long known to be endangered. Yet nations had continued to support whaling. In The Power of Words in International Relations, Charlotte Epstein argues that the change was  Read more...
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Epstein, Charlotte, 1975-
Power of words in international relations.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)656213198
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Epstein
ISBN: 9780262050920 0262050927 9780262550697 0262550695
OCLC Number: 196309520
Awards: Winner of Runner-up, 2009 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award given by the International Studies Association. 2009
Description: xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Making meaning matter in international relations --
The whaling order --
An international political economy of modern whaling --
Whaling, sovereignty, governmentality --
The society of whaling states --
Producing the anti-whaling order --
The making of a dominant global discourse --
The power of science? --
The anti-whaling campaign --
Crafting the anti-whaler (I) : an applied discourse analysis --
Crafting the anti-whaler (II) : consumptive practices --
State positionings (I) : the anti-whaling discourse --
State positionings (II) : the pro-whaling discourse --
Conclusion : The study of identity in international relations --
Appendix : Whales and whaling : a table of events.
Series Title: Politics, science, and the environment.
Responsibility: Charlotte Epstein.
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