New Directions in International Studies

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Istanbul

Living with Difference in a Global City

Rutgers University Press

The contributors to Istanbul focus on the city’s connection to massive migration and globalization over the last two centuries, exploring the rise, collapse, and rebirth of cosmopolitan thinking and behaviors, and trying to sort out what functions as cosmopolitanism and what fails to live up to that term.  

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Istanbul

Living with Difference in a Global City

Rutgers University Press

The contributors to Istanbul focus on the city’s connection to massive migration and globalization over the last two centuries, exploring the rise, collapse, and rebirth of cosmopolitan thinking and behaviors, and trying to sort out what functions as cosmopolitanism and what fails to live up to that term.  

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Electronic Iran

The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution

Rutgers University Press

Electronic Iran introduces the concept of the Iranian Internet, a framework that captures interlinked, transnational networks of virtual and offline spaces. It draws from early Internet ethnographies, accounts in media studies that highlight the continuities between old and new media, and a range of works that have made critical interventions in the field of Iranian studies to confront conventional wisdom about digital media in general, and contemporary Iranian culture and politics in particular.

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Sustaining Cities

Urban Policies, Practices, and Perceptions

Rutgers University Press

Sustaining Cities spotlights metropolitan and smaller centers in light of globalization and its aftermaths to discover what has happened to them in the wake of the global economic recession. Its nine essays look at such diverse topics as globalization and agriculture, public policies in modern cities, and corporate support in urban areas. Contributors examine how urban planners, architects, novelists, and filmmakers tap the unique and complex character of cities in response to economic, environmental, social, and political changes.

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War Culture and the Contest of Images

Rutgers University Press

War Culture and the Contest of Images analyzes the relationships among contemporary war, documentary practices, and democratic ideals. Using carefully chosen case studies, Dora Apel examines a wide variety of images and cultural representations of war in the United States and the Middle East, including photography, performance art, video games, reenactment, and social media images. Simultaneously, she explores the merging of photojournalism and artistic practices, the effects of visual framing, and the construction of both sanctioned and counter-hegemonic narratives in a global contest of images.

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Narrative Landmines

Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence

Rutgers University Press

Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds.  By providing fresh data from Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia, the authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs”, weapons that can aid the extremist cause.

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