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International Politics and Film: Space, Vision, Power

Sean Carter and Klaus Dodds


This text introduces readers to the representational qualities of film but also draws attention to how the relationship between the visual and the spatial is constitutive of international politics. Using four themes—borders, the state of exception, homeland, and distant others—the territorial and imaginative dimensions of international affairs in particular are highlighted. But this volume also makes clear that international politics is not just something “out there”; film helps us better understand how it is also part of everyday life within the state—affecting individuals and communities in ... More

Keywords: representational qualities, film, visual, spatial, international politics, borders, state of exception, homeland, distant others, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169714
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Carter, author

Klaus Dodds, author

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