Joy and International Relations: A New Methodology (War, by Elina Penttinen PDF

By Elina Penttinen

ISBN-10: 0415616328

ISBN-13: 9780415616324

This publication goals to enhance new technique for the research of diplomacy (IR) in response to pleasure, knowledgeable through present considering posthumanism, feminist concept and optimistic psychology.


It examines how the mechanistic-deterministic worldview derived from the Newtonian version has motivated the epistemology and technique of IR (i.e., the concept that the realm is constructed from self sustaining fragments), and seeks how one can boost a brand new method for IR by means of drawing at the capability of a non-fragmented worldview. the writer argues that it really is this contemporary Western view of humans (or societies) as remoted and break free the realm that stops IR from discovering new suggestions to the questions of battle and conflict.


Drawing upon case reviews, testimonies and examples from movie, this booklet in its place proposes pleasure instead method for learning IR, exploring the potential of self-healing in actual and emotional trauma in severe violent conditions.The writer additionally discusses how posthumanism contributes to optimistic psychology in figuring out happiness and empowerment, and demonstrates how those findings can extra widen the research of IR.


This publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of gender stories, warfare and clash experiences, IR thought and significant defense studies.



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