Tactical constructivism, method, and international relations / edited by Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould and Oliver Kessler.
Contributor(s): Steele, Brent J | Gould, Harry D | Kessler, Oliver.Material type: BookCall no.: JZ1234 .T33 2020Series: New international relations: Publication: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020Description: xiii, 254 p.ISBN: 9781138089761 (hbk.); 1138089761 (hbk.).Subject(s): International relations -- Research -- Methodology | International relations -- Sociological aspects | Constructivism (Philosophy)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould, and Oliver Kessler -- Interpreting constructivism -- Third generation constructivism : between tactics and strategy / Piki Ish-Shalom -- A tactical guide to conceptual analysis / Hannes Peltonen -- Social constructivism and actor-network theory : bridging the divide / Alexander D. Barder -- Tactics of a constructivist pedagogy / Jamie Frueh and Jeremy Youde -- Discourse, interpretation and methods -- Narrative analysis as a tactical bridge / Jelena Subotic -- Identities as tactics: exposing relational foreign policy as story / Amy Skonieczny -- Constructivism, computational social-relational methods, and multiple correspondence analysis / David M. McCourt -- Constructivism and the interpretive methods of the self -- When home is part of the field : experiencing uncanniness of home in field conversations / Xymena Kurowska -- A reflexivity that works for us : ethics beyond norms / Jack Amoreux -- Feminist curiosity as method: on (limits to) tactical uses of constructivism / Anne-Marie D'Aoust -- Researching within the instability of meaning : decolonial voices and practices / Marcos Scauso -- Constructing a scholar on the road less travelled / deRaismes Combes -- Tactics all the way down : the politics of exteriority in constructivism / Brent J. Steele -- Construction and the interpretation of history and texts -- How to do (differing) things with words : world-making and (or) meaning-making / Harry D. Gould -- Stubbornly stumbling into making history : constructivism and historical international relations / Halvard Leira and Benjamin de Carvalho.
This is a book on methods, how scholars embody them and how working within, from or against Constructivism has shaped that use and embodiment. A vibrant cross-section of contributors write of interdisciplinary encounters, first interactions with the discipline' of International Relations, discuss engagements in different techniques and tactics, and of pursuing different methods ranging from ethnographic to computer simulations, from sociology to philosophy and history. Presenting a range of voices, many constructivist, some outside and even critical of Constructivism, the volume shows methods as useful tools for approaching research and political positions in International Relations, while also containing contingent, inexact, unexpected, and even surprising qualities for opening further research. It gives a rich account of how the discipline was transformed in the 1990s and early 2000s, and how this shaped careers, positions and interactions. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of methods and theory in International Relations and global politics.
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