Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov
June 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138335196 - CAT# Y382057
This volume offers a state-of-the-art study of the diverse methodological approaches and issues in the study of emotions in international relations research.
While interest in emotion and affect in IR has grown in recent years, there remains an absence of sustained engagement with questions of methodology and method. Although much of the field holds the ‘emotions turn’ as laudable, it is commonly seen as facing serious, even prohibitive, methodological challenges.
Using a common framework for making discussions of methodology and emotion mutually intelligible, this work seeks to address this lacuna and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, research methods and IR theory.
1. Introduction: Parsing the Passions
Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov, and Brent Sasley
Part 1: Concepts
2. Emotion and Experience in International Relations
3. Emotions and Mindfulness in IR: Moving beyond ‘anti-humanism’
4. Trauma, Aporia, and the Undecidability of Emotions on 9/11
Part 2: Macro Approaches
5. Communitarian emotions in IR: Constructing emotional worlds
6. The Spiraling Effect: Emotional Representations and International Interactions
7. Affect, That Old Familiar Feeling
Luke B. Campbell
Part 3: Micro Approaches
8. Encounters Between Affect and Emotion: Studying Order and Disorder in International Politics
Eric Van Rythoven and Ty Solomon
9. Emotions In-And-Out of Equilibrium: Tracing the Everyday Defensiveness of Identity
Amoz JY Hor
10. Cause and Effect: The Methodology of Experimentation
Aaron M. Hoffman
Part 4: Ethics
11. Orienting the Body: Affective Methodology and Embodiment
12. Empire of Affects: Speculation and Wagers in IR’s Affective Turn
Part 5: Conclusion
13. The Power of Emotions, the Emotions of Politics: What do We Need to Know about Emotions to Make Sense of World Politics?