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- Between Commodification and Emancipation: The Tango Encounter.Gritzner Karoline - unknownThis article offers an examination of the aesthetics and philosophy of Argentine tango, arguing for tango?s contradictory power of resistance to the tendency of cultural commodification in contemporary society. The dancing couple achieves a sense of sovereignty and improvisational freedom which is in tension with the increasing commodification and standardisation of art in the age of globalisation. Written partly from an auto-ethnographic, experience-based perspective, the article foreground tango?s choreography of otherness, relationality, passion and playful improvisation in an attempt to elaborate (...)No categories
- Stretching Situated Knowledge : From Standpoint Epistemology to Cosmology and Back Again.Milja Kurki - unknownThis article is driven by the belief that there is great potential benefit in carefully considering the implications of?situated knowledge? in IR scholarship. This can be helpful not just for scholars thinking through meta-theoretical puzzles in International Relations, but also for shaping concrete knowledge practices in international political practice today. Yet, there seems to be something of an unresolved puzzle at the heart of the situated knowledge paradigm: a puzzle relating to what the situatedness of knowledge entails and how we (...)
- Outline for a Reflexive Epistemology.Inanna Hamati-Ataya - 2014 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 42 (4):46-66.This paper addresses the notion of a “theory of knowledge” from the perspective of sociological reflexivity. What becomes of the meaning of epistemology once the ontological status of knowledge is taken seriously, and its political dimensions impossible to ignore? If the knower is no longer an impersonal, universal subject, but always a situated and purposeful actor, what kind of epistemology do we need, and what social functions can we expect it to play? Sociological reflexivity embraces the historicity and situatedness of (...)
- Reflectivity, Reflexivity, Reflexivism: IR's 'Reflexive Turn' - and Beyond.Inanna Hamati-Ataya - unknownHamati-Ataya, I.. Reflectivity, Reflexivity, Reflexivism: IR's 'Reflexive Turn' - and Beyond. European Journal of International Relations, 19, 669-69.No categories
- Reflectivity, Reflexivity, Reflexivism: IR's 'Reflexive Turn' - and Beyond. Inanna - unknownThe notion of?reflexivity? has been so intimately tied to the critique of positivism and empiricism in International Relations that the emergence of post-positivism has naturally produced the anticipation of a?reflexive turn? in IR theory. Three decades after the launch of the post-positivist critique, however, reflexive IR has failed to impose itself as either a clear or serious contender to mainstream scholarship. Reasons for this failure include: the proliferation of different understandings of?reflexivity? in IR theory that entail significantly different projects and (...)No categories
- Love, Ethics, and Emancipation: The Implications of Conceptions of Human Being and Freedom in Heidegger and Hegel for Critical International Theory.Charlie Thame - unknownThis thesis is an original contribution to critical international relations theory. Responding to Hartmut Behr's call for the development of more universalistic trajectories of ontological inquiry for contemporary (global) politics and ethics, our original contribution is to establish a 'critical' approach to international theory on a more universalistic meta-theoretical foundation. Proceeding from a philosophical analysis of 'ontological' foundations in influential normative, meta-theoretical, and critical approaches to international theory, we argue for a shift from international theory’s reliance on a shallow ontology (...)
- Decolonizing International Relations : Perspectives From Latin America.Lucy Frances Annie Taylor - unknownThis article joins a growing chorus of voices aiming to decolonize International Relations. It argues that the location of Latin America is ideally placed to bring a significant critique of IR because of its intimate relationship to one of conventional IR’s key protagonists: the USA. The analysis involves thinking about the USA from a historical and theoretical position in Latin America, exploring the always intimate relationship between the two. It draws its inspiration particularly from Latin American theorization of the ‘coloniality (...)
- Unreliable Memories and Other Contingencies: Problems with Biographical Knowledge.Graham Gardner - unknownThis article addresses two concerns that are central to much of the qualitative research currently ongoing in both the social sciences and other fields of social research: the status awarded to biographical knowledges and, associatively, how such knowledges are dealt with in concrete research. The first section calls attention to the unreliability of memory in order to cast doubt on the veracity of lay actors' accounts and thus question their position in social research. The second section, taking up this challenge, (...)No categories
- On Philosophy and Participation.K. Gritzner & L. Cull - unknownThis is a co-edited issue of Performance Research which includes an essay by Gritzner ('Form and Formlessness: Participation at the Limit'), a conversation (interview) by Gritzner ('On Participation in Art: A Conversation with Alexander Düttmann'), and a co-authored editorial (with Laura Cull).
- The Politics of the Philosophy of Science.Milja Kurki - unknownMonteiro and Ruby (2009) argue that International Relations (IR) scholars should look to adopt a more ‘tentative attitude’ towards the philosophy of science (PoS) frameworks in IR. This is an attractive and timely call for more open-minded PoS argumentation in the field. Yet, the logic of Monteiro and Ruby’s argument is not (rather characteristically of PoS debates) infallible. As other commentaries in this forum show, it is not self-evident that Monteiro and Ruby’s account is ‘post-foundational’, or that it is premised (...)
- The Core Commitments of Critical Terrorism Studies.Richard Dean Wells Jackson - 2007 - European Political Science 6:244-251.Critical terrorism studies (CTS) is founded firstly on a series of powerful critiques of the current state of orthodox terrorism studies, including: its poor methods and theories, its state centricity, its problem-solving orientation and its institutional and intellectual links to state security projects. Defined broadly by a sceptical attitude towards accepted terrorism 'knowledge', CTS is also characterised by a set of core epistemological, ontological and ethical commitments, including: an appreciation of the politically constructed nature of terrorism knowledge; an awareness of (...)
- The Influence of Epistemology on the Design of Artificial Agents.Mark Lee & Nick Lacey - unknown