Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity

Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity

by Jason Dittmer, Daniel Bos

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Overview

This innovative and engaging textbook is the first to survey the field of popular geopolitics, exploring the relationship between popular culture and international relations from a geographical perspective. Jason Dittmer connects global issues with the questions of identity and subjectivity that we feel as individuals, arguing that who we think we are influences how we understand the world. Each chapter focuses on a specific theme—such as representation, narrative, and affect—by explaining the concept and then considering some of the key debates that have revolved around it. Finally, each chapter illustrates its concept with a concrete case study, including first-person shooter video games, blogging, and comic books. Students will enjoy the text's accessibility and colorful examples, and instructors will appreciate the way the book brings together a diverse, multidisciplinary literature and makes it understandable and relevant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538116715
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Series: Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Popular Culture—Between Propaganda and Entertainment xv

1 Geopolitics: Histories, Discourses, and Mediation 1

2 Popular Culture: Theories, Methods, and Intertextuality 23

3 Representation of Place and the British Empire 47

4 Narration of Nation in the Post-WWII United States 69

5 Affect, Embodiment, and Military Video Games 91

6 The Active Audience and Evangelical Geopolitics 111

7 Hegemony, Subaltern Identities, and New Media 133

8 Conclusion: Identity, Subjectivity, and Going Forward 155

Bibliography 165

Index 173

About the Author 181

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