Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity

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  • Copyright: 3/30/2010
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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This innovative and entertaining textbook is the first to survey the field of popular geopolitics, exploring the relationship between popular culture and international relations from a geographical perspective. Each chapter focuses on a specific conceptdefining it, considering key debates, and offering a concrete case study such as first-person shooter video games, blogging, and comic books. Students will enjoy the text's accessibility and engaging examples, and instructors will appreciate the way the book brings together a diverse, multidisciplinary literature and makes it understandable and relevant.

Author Biography

Jason Dittmer is lecturer in human geography at University College London.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Popular Culture—Between Propaganda and Entertainmentp. xv
Geopolitics: Histories, Discourses, and Mediationp. 1
Popular Culture: Theories, Methods, and Intertextualityp. 23
Representation of Place and the British Empirep. 47
Narration of Nation in the Post-WWII United Statesp. 69
Affect, Embodiment, and Military Video Gamesp. 91
The Active Audience and Evangelical Geopoliticsp. 111
Hegemony, Subaltern Identities, and New Mediap. 133
Conclusion: Identity, Subjectivity, and Going Forwardp. 155
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 173
About the Authorp. 181
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