Where we at? New directions for research on popular culture and world politics

Crilley, R. (2020) Where we at? New directions for research on popular culture and world politics. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa027) (Early Online Publication)

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A decade ago, scholars of international relations articulated a research agenda for the study of popular culture and world politics (PCWP), and since then a burgeoning literature has grown in this area. This article critically reflects on the research agenda put forward by Grayson, Davies, and Philpott and explores how recent scholarship has furthered the study of PCWP. In doing so, this article identifies four limitations of current research and suggests that if PCWP scholarship is to remain committed to understanding how power, identities, ideologies, and actions are made commonsense and legitimate, while also problematizing global inequalities and injustices, then it needs to pay greater attention to the analysis of four areas. These are (1) race, colonialism, and intersectionality in PCWP; (2) the impact of digital technology on PCWP; (3) the audience interpretation of PCWP; and (4) practices of making and producing PCWP.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The author would also like to acknowledge the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council [grant number AH/P00508X/1] that contributed time allocated to the final write up of this article.
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crilley, Dr Rhys
Authors: Crilley, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:International Studies Review
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1468-2486
Published Online:23 May 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author
First Published:First published in International Studies Review 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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