Alister Wedderburn
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humour within IR. It builds on the discipline’s burgeoning concerns with emotions, cultural practice and the everyday in order to argue that seemingly unremarkable practices like humour can draw attention to important sites of social production and reproduction. Drawing on anthropological studies of ‘joking relationships’ and international political sociological studies of humour, the introduction observes that humour is a politically significant field of everyday practice, and plays an active and frequently important role in the delimitation, organisation, negotiation and transformation of its social field. It is therefore of interest to scholars thinking about the production, reproduction and contestation of order, and about the ways in which subjects seek to position themselves in relation to larger social and political structures. In this capacity, it not only provides an unusual perspective on world politics but also offers a way of tracing the mutually constitutive relationship between the social and the global. The introduction concludes by mapping out the structure of the book as a whole.

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Humour, subjectivity and world politics

Everyday articulations of identity at the limits of order


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