DAVID MUTIMER, York University, and MARK SALTER, University of Ottawa.
Presented by the Security Studies Network at CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required.
Mutimer and Salter will lay out a research program for the rigorous study of pop culture
and world politics, looking in particular at the way that security, geopolitics,
global governance, and globalization have been examined. After a quick survey of
existing research in the field, the pair examine how to move forward beyond
individual readings of individual or particular cultural texts (Star Trek is about
the Cold War, GTA is about the war on terror), to a focused and sustained
conversation about the power of culture.
David Mutimer is the Director of YCISS and Associate Professor of Political Science at York University. Mutimer’s research considers issues of contemporary international security through lenses provided by critical social theory, as well as inquiring into the reproduction of security in and through popular culture.
Mark B. Salter is Full Professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Salter’s research has engaged exceptional and quotidian sites of security, such as the airport, the border, video games, and television.