Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction

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Mark B. Salter, Can E. Mutlu
Routledge, Apr 3, 2013 - Political Science - 256 pages

This new textbook surveys new and emergent methods for doing research in critical security studies, thereby filling a large gap in the literature of this emerging field.

New or critical security studies is growing as a field, but still lacks a clear methodology; the diverse range of the main foci of study (culture, practices, language, or bodies) means that there is little coherence or conversation between these four schools or approaches.

In this ground-breaking collection of fresh and emergent voices, new methods in critical security studies are explored from multiple perspectives, providing practical examples of successful research design and methodologies. Drawing upon their own experiences and projects, thirty-three authors address the following turns over the course of six comprehensive sections:

  • Part I: Research Design
  • Part II: The Ethnographic Turn
  • Part III: The Practice Turn
  • Part IV: The Discursive Turn
  • Part V: The Corporeal Turn
  • Part VI: The Material Turn

This book will be essential reading for upper-level students and researchers in the field of critical security studies, and of much interest to students of sociology, ethnography and IR.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Wondering as research attitude
2
Do you have What it takes? Accounting for emotional and material capacities
4
Attuning to mess
5
Engaging collaborative Writing critically
6
Travelling With ethnography
8
Reflexive inquiry
9
Learning by feeling
1851
notes on being an effective gadfly
1891
Archives
1904
Medicine and the psy disciplines
1914
Speech act theory
1919
Affect at the airport
1934
Theorizing the body in
1948
PART VI
1962
The Internet as evocative infrastructure
1975

Dissident sexualities and the state
1860
The practice of writing
1871
Act different think dispositif
1881
Pictoral texts
1991
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About the author (2013)

Mark B. Salter is Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada. He is editor of Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations (Routledge 2010), and author of Rights of Passage: The Passport in International Relations (2003) and Barbarians and Civilization in International Relations (2002).

Can E. Mutlu is a PhD candidate (ABD) at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the Communications Director of the International Political Sociology Section of the International Studies Association (IPS-ISA).

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