Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions

Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions


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Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions by Mark B. Salter

Drawing widely from contemporary social and critical thought, Making Things International 2 offers provocative interventions into debates about causality, connection, and politics through the notion of assemblage. Political assemblages, especially those that cross national borders, can be catalyzed by a host of surprising sparks. Present-day global systems are complex and interdependent, but the worn tools of traditional international relations theory are unsuited to the task of understanding how objects, ideas, and people come together to create, dispute, solve, or perhaps cause these political configurations. Contributors to this volume bring to their work a new sensitivity toward issues of power, authority, control, and sovereignty.

The companion volume, Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion, used things, stuff, and objects in motion to capture the material dynamics of global politics and to demonstrate the importance of the material. This volume builds on that conversation by examining objects that incite political assemblages. Specific subjects include fighter jets, smartphones, tents, HTTP cookies, representations of North Korea, and histories of the diplomatic cable, the orange prison jumpsuit, and container shipping.

Contributors: Rune Saugmann Andersen, U of Helsinki; Josef Teboho Ansorge; Claudia Aradau, King’s College London; Helen Arfvidsson; Alexander D. Barder, Florida International U; Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics; Peter Chambers; Shine Choi, Seoul National U; Sagi Cohen; Thomas N. Cooke; Anna Feigenbaum, Bournemouth U; Andreas Folkers, Goethe-U Frankfurt; Fabian Frenzel, U of Leicester; Kyle Grayson, Newcastle U; Nicky Gregson, Durham U; David Grondin, U of Ottawa; Xavier Guillaume, U of Edinburgh; Emily Lindsay Jackson, Acadia U; Miguel de Larrinaga, U of Ottawa; Debbie Lisle, Queen’s U Belfast; Mary Manjikian, Regent U; Nadine Marquardt, Goethe-U Frankfurt; Patrick McCurdy, U of Ottawa; Adam Sandor; Nisha Shah, U of Ottawa; Julian Stenmanns, Goethe-U Frankfurt; Casper Sylvest, U of Southern Denmark; Rens van Munster, Danish Institute for International Studies; Elspeth Van Veeren, U of Bristol; Srdjan Vucetic, U of Ottawa; Juha A. Vuori, U of Turku; Tobias Wille.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816696307
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/10/2016
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark B. Salter is professor of political studies at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Rights of Passage: The Passport in International Relations and Barbarians and Civilization in International Relations and the editor of Research Methods in Critical Security Studies (with Can E. Mutlu), Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations, and Politics at the Airport (Minnesota, 2008). In 2014 he was awarded the Canadian Political Science Association Prize for Teaching Excellence.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Circuits and Motion
Mark B. Salter
Part I. World in Motion {book page 1}
Electronic Passports {book page 3}
William Walters and Daniel Vanderlip
Passport Photos
Mark B. Salter
The Traffic Light
Katherine Reese
Benjamin J. Muller
Can E. Mutlu
Oded Löwenheim
Geneviève Piché
Charlie Hailey
Part II. Bodies in Motion
John Law and Wen-yuan Lin
Jessica Auchter
Melissa Autumn White
Stefanie Fishel
Peter Adey

Jairus Grove
Lauren Wilcox
Michael J. Shapiro
Joseph Pugliese
Part III. Things in Motion
Kathleen P. J. Brennan
Rune Saugmann Andersen
Michele Acuto
Chris Methmann and Benjamin Stephan
Emily Gilbert
Biometric MasterCard
Elizabeth Cobbett
Mike Bourne
Yvgeny Yanovsky

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