Learning international relations through films

Unnithan, Mithuna Jayadev, Agarwal, Khwahish and Pakanati, Rajdeep (2024) Learning international relations through films. Studies in Indian Politics. ISSN 2321-0230 (In Press)

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The monotony of large texts, their factual contexts, historical international events and the technical theoretical aspects of international relations (IR) are often the norm in the prescribed method of studying IR in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This repetitive approach was disrupted when we were offered an elective in the spring semester of 2023 titled, Films and International Relations. A notable gap in the study of IR in a university setting is the dearth of acknowledging the praxis of the theories inside the classrooms. After having studied IR through films, we feel that the gap has been bridged a little. The use of a popular culture resource such as movies offered a new perspective towards understanding the nuances of IR. It provided us with a newfound lens to view the texts and events we had been previously taught.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: International Relations | Films | Elective Course
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > International Relations
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Journalism, News and Media
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of International Affairs
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2024 09:06
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 09:06
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/23210230241235354
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7539


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