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that we narrate to ourselves’ (Brooks 1984: 3). In fact, one may argue that we are currently in the middle of a narrative, in our case a narrative about the importance of narrative. As Roland Barthes has pointed out: Among the vehicles of narrative are articulated language, whether oral or written, pictures, still or moving, gestures, and an ordered mixture of all those substances; narrative is present in myth, legend, fable, tale, short stories, epics, history, tragedy, drame [suspense drama], comedy, pantomime, painting … stained-glass windows, movies, local news

in Romantic narratives in international politics
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Once upon a time …
Alexander Spencer

for “a narrative,” because what matters to us are individual narrative genres’ (Ryan 2007: 32), such as tragedy, comedy or in this case romance. To show the intertextuality and persistence or relative absence of narratives and in particular romantic narratives, the empirical chapters of this book will focus on three realms of political narrative in Germany, Britain and the United States of America. This will include the narratives told by the political elite in parliamentary debates and speeches, media narratives found in print news media as well as cultural

in Romantic narratives in international politics
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The end
Alexander Spencer

narrative analysis is not only suited to investigating the idea of romanticization in world politics but might also prove fruitful in the analysis of other situations involving discursive struggles in genres such as comedy, satire or tragedy. In particular, tragedy in connection to disasters, mistakes and fiascos in international politics and foreign policy appears worthy of research. As I suggest elsewhere, narrative analysis can provide insights into the question of why certain political events or foreign policies are constituted 186 Romantic narratives in

in Romantic narratives in international politics
Fiona Robinson

does render laughable the idea that the generous-hearted and caring people of the (cold) North can help ‘Africans’ by donating money. As Olav Edland-Gryt explains, comedy can turn the tables on how we see development in Africa, shifting the focus from the less privileged to the privileged, shedding light on the role of the ‘white-savior industrial complex’ (Olav Edland-Gryt 2014

in Recognition and Global Politics
Zalfa Feghali

Phelan writes that performance is ‘representation without reproduction’,31 and, as Kuhnheim puts it, ‘its duplication and distance from the “live moment” makes it something else –​a product that participates in a reproductive economy’.32 Gómez-​Peña suggests that these texts are hybrid, suffering, like him, ‘from an identity crisis. Are they spoken word poetry, performance “monologues,” pop philosophy, art theory, post-​colonial thought, or Chicano stand-​up comedy?’33 If these texts are, as he terms them, ‘open texts, works in permanent progress’, what are the

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship
Casper Sylvest

particularly strong in the capital and among the commercial middle class, and his resolute policy seemed to slowly take the sting out of the peace campaign.62 Yet his success cannot be seen apart from his (not always accurate) public image, which blended elements of comedy, shrewdness, provocation and power and was inseparable from his reputation as a womaniser. The image of the successful maverick was most powerful when put in the service of patriotic causes like the Don Pacifico affair, in which Palmerston famously argued that British citizens abroad were under the

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
Casper Sylvest

, evolution and internationalism: Herbert Spencer Spencer’s social and political thought – a brief overview As context for the more detailed analysis of internationalism that is the main concern, this section can offer no more than a partial sketch of ­Spencer’s social and political thought, concentrating primarily on his concept of 106 Philosophy and internationalist ethics evolution. When introducing Spencer, one is somewhat in­hibited by the aura of tragedy and comedy that continues to surround him. It has been argued that Spencer’s life was so ‘flat, solitary, and

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
Memory and identity in Cold War America
Brian Etheridge

, Swastika Epidemic–Mass Media, Box 10, AJC FAD-1, YIVO; Report by Dr Joachim Prinz in CIA Perspectives, n.d., Folder 19, Box 270, American Jewish Congress, AJHSA; Press Release, 1966, Folder 2, Box 64, WJCC, AJA. 17 J. Davidsmeyer , Combat!: A Viewer’s Companion to the WWII TV Series , revised ed. ( Tallevast, FL : Strange New World , 2002 ); ‘The duel’, in Combat! (1964); ‘A rare vintage’, in Combat! (1964); ‘The masquers’, in Combat! (1967); B. Scott Royce , Hogan’s Heroes: A Comprehensive Reference to the 1965–1971 Television Comedy Series with Cast

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Danielle Beswick, Niheer Dasandi, David Hudson, and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson

. Criticism of traditional appeals has, since 2010, come from within the NGO community and outside of it. The pervasive use of these negative representations in development appeals has been the subject of growing media focus (e.g. Hilary, 2014 ; Meade, 2014 ), as well as being satirised in the popular US comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live (see Grenoble, 2014 ). The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH) also produced a spoof charity song and video in 2013, calling for Africans to help freezing cold Norwegians by sending them

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
Anca Mihaela Pusca

develop throughout time. The almost instinctive turn towards nostalgia—seeking refuge in memories from the past—or solitude—clearing of the mind from the stimuli present in everyday life—has nowadays been replaced with a series of so-called technologies of distraction, most of which are focused on visual distractions. From the theater to the circus, to the movies, amusement and theme parks, from art and TV to advertising and marketing, from fetish shows to comedy clubs, from mysticism and religion to sci-fi and reading, everyone finds their own different way of escaping

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment