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War, Politics and Experience

Edited by Christine Sylvester

This series will publish interdisciplinary, single-authored and edited volumes that address the experiences of war and the everyday politics of war-making that shape and are shaped by those experiences. These works will push boundaries of knowledge and disciplinarity by offering new, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically rich approaches to understanding the experiential politics of war in the post-World War II period.politics of war in the post-World War II period.

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  1. Fictional International Relations

    Gender, Pain and Truth

    By Sungju Park-Kang

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women and Militant Wars

    The politics of injury

    By Swati Parashar

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book explores women’s militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women ‘do’ in wars. In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy are essentially seen as wars where collective violence (against civilians and security...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Political Psychology of War Rape

    Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By Inger Skjelsbæk

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Joy and International Relations

    A New Methodology

    By Elina Penttinen

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book aims to develop new methodology for the study of international relations (IR) based on joy, informed by current thinking about posthumanism, feminist theory and positive psychology. It examines how the mechanistic-deterministic worldview derived from the Newtonian model has influenced the...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy

    Performative Construction of the War on Terror

    By Cami Rowe

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book offers a study of post-9/11 anti-war organizations in the United States and their role in domestic foreign policy debates. The moment of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been much cited in political and cultural scholarship and much attention has been paid to the promotion of "War on...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. War and the Body

    Militarisation, Practice and Experience

    Edited by Kevin McSorley

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This edited volume places the body at the centre of critical thinking about war and its consequences. War is fundamentally embodied. The reality of war is not just politics by any other means but politics incarnate, politics written on and experienced through the thinking, feeling bodies of men and...

    Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. War as Experience

    Contributions from International Relations and Feminist Analysis

    By Christine Sylvester

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book is a major new contribution to our understanding of war and international relations (IR). Divided into two sections, the first part surveys the state of war and war studies in international relations, security studies and in feminist international relations. The second part...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender, Agency and War

    The Maternalized Body in US Foreign Policy

    By Tina Managhan

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book traces practices of militarization and resistance that have emerged under the sign of motherhood in US Foreign Policy. Gender, Agency and War examines this discourse against the background of three key moments of American foreign policy formation: the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s,...

    Published January 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Experiencing War

    Edited by Christine Sylvester

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This edited collection explores aspects of contemporary war that affect average people –physically, emotionally, and ethically through activities ranging from combat to television viewing. The aim of this work is to supplement the usual emphasis on strategic and national issues of war in the...

    Published October 13th 2010 by Routledge

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