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Author Reeves, Julie, 1963-

Title Culture and international relations : narratives, natives and tourists / Julie Reeves
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2004


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Description xiii, 221 pages
Series Routledge advances in international relations and politics ; 29
Routledge advances in international relations and politics ; 29
Contents Introduction -- The civilizing mission of culture -- Cultural internationalism -- The ever disappearing native -- The nationalization of culture -- International cultural society -- Strategies, civilizations & difference -- Conclusion : fates & futures
Summary "Culture and International Relations: Narratives, natives and tourists provides an historical survey of the development of the idea of culture from the perspective of international relations (IR). It crucially demonstrates that, far from being a neglected subject in IR, culture has been important throughout the discipline's history. The author identifies two distinct concepts of culture - the humanist and the anthropological - and uses a contextual methodology to track its changing meaning across the twentieth century from cultural internationalism to the clash of cultures."
"This innovative volume examines the implications of culture for IR and controversially challenges the current dominant ideology of culture in international relations, arguing that - contrary to popular belief, and some prominent international theory - it is not obvious that everyone has culture or even that culture exists. Throwing light on how we should think about people and their differences in the contemporary world, this book will be relevant to everyone working in international relations." "Julie Reeves was recently a Visiting Faculty Fellow in the Faculty of International Relations, Belarus State University, for the Civic Education Project."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cultural relations -- History -- 20th century.
International relations and culture -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2004000706
ISBN 0415318572 hardback