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Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Researching Emotions in International Relations

Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn

Editors: Clément, Maéva, Sangar, Eric (Eds.)

  • Tackles the issue of methods in the scholarship on emotions in IR
  • Offers practical 'hands-on' approach behind experienced scholars methodological choices 
  • Presents contributions from a wide variety of perspectives and provides methodological inspiration for a diverse range of questions and topics 
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About this book

This edited volume is the first to discuss the methodological implications of the ‘emotional turn’ in International Relations. While emotions have become of increasing interest to IR theory, methodological challenges have yet to receive proper attention. Acknowledging the pluralityof ontological positions, concepts and theories about the role of emotions in world politics, this volume presents and discusses various ways to research emotions empirically. Based on concrete research projects, the chapters demonstrate how social-scientific and humanitiesoriented methodological approaches can be successfully adapted to the study of emotions in IR. The volume covers a diverse set of both well-established and innovative methods, including discourse analysis, ethnography, narrative, and visual analysis. Through a hands-on approach, each chapter sheds light on practical challenges and opportunities, as well as lessons learnt for future research. The volume is an invaluable resource for advanced graduate and postgraduate students as well as scholars interested in developing their own empirical research on the role of emotions.

About the authors

Maéva Clément is a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at the Institute for International Politics at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany.

Eric Sangar is a FNRS Research Fellow based at the University of Namur, Belgium and an associated researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim of Sciences Po Bordeaux, France.

Reviews

“Researching Emotions in International Relations breaks new ground in taking on the difficult question of how to define, operationalise and measure emotions in international politics. Emphasising both plurality and practicality, the book not only represents the methodological spectrum, from positivist to interpretivist, but explores a treasure trove of specific methods from content, discourse, narrative to visual analysis, among others, while also showing how they are applied in the analysis of diverse emotional contexts, ranging from the study of anger in the foreign policy of Russia to affect in London’s Imperial War Museum to ressentiment in Greek government attitudes towards Germany during the debt crisis. The book is must reading for students and scholars of both emotion and methodology.” (Prof K. M. Fierke. Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews)

“Researching Emotions is a book with many gems, new and rich avenues for studying how emotions really matter in world politics. Anyone who wants to know how the work on emotions impacts methodological and epistemological concerns of IR must read this volume.” (Prof Thierry Balzacq, Francqui Research Chair, University of Namur)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities for the Study of Emotions

    Maéva Clément, Eric Sangar

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  • Moving Images and the Politics of Pity: A Multilevel Approach to the Interpretation of Images and Emotions

    Gabi Schlag

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  • Grasping the Role of Emotions in IR via Qualitative Content Analysis and Visual Analysis

    Sybille Reinke de Buitrago

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65575-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 149,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65574-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Emotions in International Relations
Book Subtitle
Methodological Perspectives on the Emotional Turn
Editors
  • Maéva Clément
  • Eric Sangar
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65575-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65575-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65574-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 353
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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