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Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations

1st Edition

Edited by J P Singh, Madeline Carr, Renée Marlin-Bennett


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This volume brings together original chapters,plus substantive introductions, which collectively provide a unique examination of the issues of science, technology, and art in international relations. The overarching theme of the book links global politics with human interventions in the world: We cannot disconnect how humans act on the world through science, technology, and artistic endeavors from the engagements and practices that together constitute International Relations. There is science, technology, and even artistry in the conduct of war--and in the conduct of peace as well. Scholars and students of international relations are beginning to explore these connections, and the authors of the chapters in this volume are at the forefront.

Table of Contents

1. Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations: Origins and Prospects

J.P. Singh

PART I: Foundations of STAIR Scholarship

Renée Marlin-Bennett

2. A Role for Phenomenology in IR Scholarship

Alena Drieschova

3. How to Discomfort a Worldview?: Social Sciences, Surveillance Technologies, and Defamiliarization

Rocco Bellanova and Ann Rudinow Sætnan

4. World-Viewing as World-Making: Feminist Technoscience, International Relations, and the Aesthetics of the Anthropocene

Cara Daggett

5. Emerging Science and Technologies: Diplomacy, Security, and Governance

Margaret E. Kosal

6. Constructed ‘Cyber’ Realities & International Relations Theory

Ben Wagner

7. Constructing an Inventive Order of Rights: The Geopolitics of Island-Building in Transnational Waters

Venilla Rajaguru

8. IR’s Constitutive Absence and the Promise of STAIR

Maximilian Mayer

PART II: Sites and Demonstrations in STAIR Scholarship

Madeline Carr

9. "The heart is a pump. Or is it?": The Politics of Biomedicine, the Objectivity of Science, and the Way We Know the World

Christina Hellmich

10. Thinking through the Science, Technology, and Art of Medicine: An Agenda for International Relations

Alison Howell

11. Oceanic Artscapes and International Relations

Camellia Webb-Gannon

12. From the Globe to the Germ, and Back

Michele Acuto

13. Science in the International Political Economy

David J Hornsby

14. Creativity as a Worldview: Power in Collaborative Practices

Willow Williamson

PART III: Reflexivity in STAIR: Social Context and Ethics for the Future

J.P. Singh

15. Reflexivity and Political Analysis: If Everything is Socially Constructed, How Can we Construct Theories?

Peter M. Haas

16. Art and Agency: Alternative Spaces for Subaltern Voices

Mónica Trujillo-López

17. Cookbooks, Politics, and Culture

Ilan Zvi Baron

18. Human/Nonhuman Assemblages in STAIR: Understanding Distributed Agency in International Relations

Kathleen P. J. Brennan

19. Resistance to a Worldview

Ritu Mathur

About the Editors

J.P. Singh is Professor of International Commerce and Policy at Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, USA.

Madeline Carr is Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at University College London, UK.

Renée Marlin-Bennett is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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