This book brings together scholars from across a variety of academic disciplines to assess the current state of the subfield of popular geopolitics. It provides an archaeology of the field, maps the flows of various frameworks of analysis into (and out of) popular geopolitics, and charts a course forward for the discipline. It explores the real-world implications of popular culture, with a particular focus on the evolving interdisciplinary nature of popular geopolitics alongside interrelated disciplines including media, cultural, and gender studies.
List of Figures List of Tables Foreword — An Odd Couple? Popular Culture and Geopolitics (Iver B Neumann) Acknowledgements Introduction: Theorising the Realm of Popular Geopolitics (Robert A. Saunders and Vlad Strukov) Part I: Mapping the (Inter)Discipline of Popular Geopolitics 1 The Origins and Evolution of Popular Geopolitics: An Interview with Jo Sharp and Klaus Dodds (Jason Dittmer) 2 Popular Geopolitics and Popular Culture in World Politics: Pasts, Presents, Futures (Kyle Grayson) 3 Towards a New Paradigm of Resistance: Theorising Popular Geopolitics as an Interdiscipline (Vlad Strukov) 4 Gender Studies and Popular Geopolitics: Indispensable Bedfellows for Interdisciplinarity (Federica Caso) 5 Crossing the Boundary: ‘Real World’ Geopolitical Responses to the Popular (Robert A Saunders) Part II: Popular Geopolitics Goes Global and Looks into the Future 6 The Convenient Fiction of Geopolitics: Rethinking ‘America’ in the Geopolitical Imagination of Yugoslav Culture (Maša Kolanović) 7 Beyond Brand Bollywood: Alternative Articulations of Geopolitical Discourse in New Indian Films (Ashvin Devasundaram) 8 ‘Directed by Hollywood, Edited by China’? Chinese Soft Power, Geo-Imaginaries, and Neo-Orientalism(s) in Recent U.S. Blockbusters (Chris Homewood) 9 ‘Warning! Zombies Ahead…’: Determinate Negation, Predatory Capitalism, and Globalised Place-making (Roxanne Chaitowitz and Shannon Brincat) 10 Popular Geopolitics and the Landscapes of Virtual War (Daniel Bos) Conclusion: Further Conceptualisations of the Interdiscipline List of Contributors Index