The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory

  title={The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory},
  author={Roland Bleiker},
  journal={Millennium - Journal of International Studies},
  pages={509 - 533}
  • Roland Bleiker
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Millennium - Journal of International Studies
We have all grown accustomed to familiar representations of the international and its conflicts. Wars, famines and diplomatic summits are shown to us in their usual guise: as short-lived media events that blend information and entertainment. The numbing regularity with which these images and sound-bites are communicated to great masses soon erases their highly arbitrary nature. We gradually forget that we have become so accustomed to these politically charged and distorting metaphors that we… Expand
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