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Fictional international relations : gender, pain and truth, Sungju Park-Kang

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Fictional international relations : gender, pain and truth
Title
Fictional international relations
Title remainder
gender, pain and truth
Statement of responsibility
Sungju Park-Kang
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes taken-for-granted interpretations and assumptions. This takes the view that a dominant narrative of events might be reconstructed as a different kind of story, once events are placed within a wider temporal approach. The case of the female Korean secret agent- who reportedly bombed a South Korean plane (Korean Airlines (KAL) Flight 858) under the instruction from the North Korean leadership to disrupt the Seoul Olympic Games- is chosen to serve as an effective example of fictional IR and feminist IR scholarship, which can be investigated through the research puzzles concerning gender, pain and truth. Fictional International Relations has three main objectives. First, it investigates the way in which fiction-writing can become a method for dealing with data problems and contingency in IR. Second, the book examines how gender, pain and truth operate or interact in the case of the Korean spy and how this observation can strengthen feminist IR in terms of intersectionality. Finally, the author goes on to determine why this case has been so difficult to study openly and thoroughly. The aim of the book is not to refute the official findings; the point is to unpack complex dynamics surrounding truth--more specifically how the official account has been executed as 'the' truth--based on a feminist-informed investigation. This book will be of interest to students of IR theory, critical security studies, Cold War studies, gender studies and Asian studies"--
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1977-
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Park-Kang, Sungju
Dewey number
327.101
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1253.2
LC item number
.P37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War, politics and experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Political fiction
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
Label
Fictional international relations : gender, pain and truth, Sungju Park-Kang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 169 pages
Isbn
9780415718615
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)859383256
Label
Fictional international relations : gender, pain and truth, Sungju Park-Kang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 169 pages
Isbn
9780415718615
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)859383256

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