Literature and international relations : stories in the art of diplomacy (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Literature and international relations : stories in the art of diplomacy

Author: Paul Sheeran
Publisher: Aldershot, England : Ashgate, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Review: "Sheeran makes a strong case for the relevance of literary production for an understanding of international relations and is persuasive of the potential rewards of developing a methodology to bring literature to bear on a discipline which has tended to neglect fictional sources. He also considers the deep insight that can be gained from the study of key works in fiction and literature to enhance knowledge of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sheeran
ISBN: 9780754646136 ) 0754646130 ((alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 1135471021
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-202) and index.
Description: xxix, 208 p.
Contents: Utopia and its discontents : power and morality --
Chivalry and honour : stories of supermen and terror(ists) --
The madness of reason : going sane is harder than you think --
Building worlds : forgotten homes and recovered lands --
Border flows : crossing the state line and getting caught --
The politics of unreasonable international relations : coded whispers in the corridors of chaos --
Listening to voices : whispers from the global home --
City-states : words and weapons in urban myths --
Out of this world : imperfect future(s), distorted pasts --
The final dance : the beginnings of stories

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Review: "Sheeran makes a strong case for the relevance of literary production for an understanding of international relations and is persuasive of the potential rewards of developing a methodology to bring literature to bear on a discipline which has tended to neglect fictional sources. He also considers the deep insight that can be gained from the study of key works in fiction and literature to enhance knowledge of the social forces shaping world affairs. Whilst there are numerous works relevant, the author has carefully selected multi-faceted and colourful sources of material to explore developments in contemporary global issues such as the demise of the Soviet Union, the attack on the World Trade Center, infectious diseases and human conflict. This book is highly suitable for courses on international relations, cultural studies and literature."--BOOK JACKET

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