Faking it

U.S. Hegemony in a "post-phallic" Era
Author: Cynthia Weber
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816632695
Category: History
Page: 151
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Weber provides an invigorating analysis of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America through the lens of queer theory, one that is certain to spark controversy and debate. She probes popular ideas of how the United States is personified, arguing that a degree of queerness is both absent and present in these perceptions. Weber critically engages the popular image of American culture. Reviewing U.S. military interventions in Latin America from 1959 to 1994, Weber posits that American foreign policy is a set of strategic displacements of castration anxiety. She brilliantly illuminates the cultural anxieties and imperatives that shape foreign policy. Utilizing humor and critical logic, she provides a fascinating perspective on American foreign relations in the Caribbean.

Masquerades of War


Author: Christine Sylvester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317608895
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
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This collection explores the concepts and practices of masquerade as they apply to concepts and practices of war. The contributors insist that masquerades are everyday aspects of the politics, praxis, and experiences of war, while also discovering that finding masquerades and tracing how they work with war is hardly simple. With a range of theories, innovative methodologies, and contextual binoculars, masquerade emerges as a layered and complex phenomenon. It can appear as state deception, lie, or camouflage, as in the population-centric American warfare in Iraq that was sold as good for the local people, or the hidden violence Russian military forces used on each other and on local men in Chechnya. Masquerade can also be part of a people's war logic as exemplified by the Maoist movement in India. Yet masquerade can also be understood as a normal social mask that people don to foreground an identity or belief from one's cluttered repertoire in order to gain agency. Elements of masquerade can appear in texts that proclaim seemingly unequivocal positions while simultaneously yet subtly suggesting opposing positions. Masquerades of all kinds also seem ubiquitous in fieldwork research and in resistance movements in war zones. Perhaps masquerade, though, is ultimately the denial of death lurking behind the clarion call of security, a call that bolsters war by making militarized policing normal to secure populations from terrorists. These interpretations and others comprise Masquerades of War. This book will be of much interest to students of critical war studies, critical security, conflict studies and IR in general.

Mapping European Security After Kosovo


Author: Van Ham,Medvedev
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847790178
Category: Political Science
Page: 197
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This study provides new horizons on how Kosovo has shaped the new Europe - breaking down traditional assumptions in the field of security studies by sidelining the theoretical worldview that underlies mainstream strategic thinking on recent events in Kosovo.

Documents of American Diplomacy

From the American Revolution to the Present
Author: Michael D. Gambone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313310645
Category: History
Page: 579
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Offers a comprehensive examination of American diplomacy from its revolutionary roots to the present day.

The Grammar of Politics and Performance


Author: Shirin M Rai,Janelle Reinelt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134751338
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 254
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This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the relationship between performance as a set of behavioural practices and the forms and the transactions of these other disciplines. This book investigates the structural similarities and features of politics and performance, which are referred to here as ‘grammar’, a concept which also emphasizes the common communicational base or language of these fields. In each of the chapters included in this collection, key processes of both politics and performance are identified and analyzed, demonstrating the critical and indivisible links between the fields. The book also underlines that neither politics nor performance can take place without actors who perform and spectators who receive, evaluate and react to these actions. At the heart of the project is the ambition to bring about a paradigm change, such that politics cannot be analyzed seriously without a sophisticated understanding of its performance. All the chapters here display a concrete set of events, practices, and contexts within which politics and performance are inseparable elements. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars in both International Relations and Performance Studies.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Latin American Research Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Handbook of Research on the International Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean


Author: G. Pope Atkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 411
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The Handbook is a companion volume to Atkins's Latin America and the Caribbean in the International System, Fourth Edition, but it can also serve as a supplement to other textbooks or as an invaluable stand-alone reference volume for students, scholars, researchers, journalists, and practitioners, both official and private."--BOOK JACKET.

First Things

A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and sociology
Page: N.A
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Caribbean Abstracts


Author: Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Caraïbische Afdeling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Caribbean Area
Page: N.A
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The Cuban Embargo

The Domestic Politics of an American Foreign Policy
Author: Patrick Jude Haney
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822958635
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
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A thorough examination of U. S. economic relations with Cuba, this text discusses the history of the embargo policy as well as current changes in attitudes. It demonstrates the serious effects domestic politics can have on foreign policy.

America, History and Life


Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education, Higher
Page: N.A
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