How images make world politics: International icons and the case of Abu Ghraib

  title={How images make world politics: International icons and the case of Abu Ghraib},
  author={Lene Hansen},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={263 - 288}
  • L. Hansen
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
Abstract This article introduces international icons to the field of International Relations. International icons are freestanding images that are widely circulated, recognised, and emotionally responded to. International icons come in the form of foreign policy icons familiar to a specific domestic audience, regional icons, and global icons. Icons do not speak foreign policy in and of themselves rather their meaning is constituted in discourse. Images rise to the status of international icons… Expand
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