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Culture and International Relations : Narratives, Natives and Tourists - Julie Reeves

Culture and International Relations

Narratives, Natives and Tourists

Hardcover Published: 29th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415318570
Number Of Pages: 240

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Culture is a popular and powerful, though often unacknowledged, idea in international relations. However, where it was once used to foster mutual understandings, in the post-Cold War era it became synonymous with ways of life that clashed.
Culture and International Relations provides an historical survey of the development of the idea of culture form the perspective of international relations (IR). It crucially demonstrates that, far from being a neglected subject in IR, culture has been important throughout the discipline's history. The author identifies two distinct concepts of culture-the humanist and the anthropological-and uses a contextual methodology to track its changing meaning across the twentieth century from cultural internationalism to the clash of cultures.
This innovative volume examines the implications of culture for IR and controversially challenges the current dominant ideology of culture in the international relations, arguing that-contrary to popular belief, and some prominent international theory-it is not obvious that everyone has culture or even that culture exists. Throwing light on how we should think about people and their differences in the contemporary world, this book will be relevant to everyone working in international relations.

The Civilizing Mission of Culture
Cultural Internationalism
The Ever Disappearing Native
The Nationalization of Culture
International Cultural Society
Strategies, Civilizations & Difference
Conclusion: Fates and Futures
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ISBN: 9780415318570
ISBN-10: 0415318572
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.0  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1