Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction

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Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction

Format:  Hardcover,

238 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Nov 2012

ISBN-13: 9780415535397

ISBN-10: 0415535395

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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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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9780415535397
ISBN-10: 0415535395
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 238
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35

Chapter outline

Introduction
Research Design
Research Design: Introduction
Wondering as Research Attitude
Criticality
Do You Have What it Takes? Accounting For Emotional and Material Capacities
Attuning To
Empiricism Without Positivism: King Lear and Critical Security Studies
Engaging Collaborative Writing Critically
Ethnographic Turn
The Ethnographic Turn: Introduction
Travelling with Ethnography
Reflexive Inquiry
Listening to Migrant Stories
Learning by Feeling
How Participant Observation Contributes to the Study Of (In)Security Practices in Conflict Zones
Dissident Sexualities and the State
Practice Turn
The Practice Turn: Introduction
The Practice of Writing
Researching Anti-Deportation: Socialization as Method
Act Different, Think
Expertise in the Aviation Security Field
Testifying While Critical: Notes on Being an Effective Gadfly
Discursive Turn
The Discursive Turn: Introduction
Archives
Legislative Practices
Medicine And The Psy Disciplines
Speech Act Theory
The Corporeal Turn
The Corporeal Turn: Introduction
Affect at the Airport
Emotional Optics
Affective Terrain: Approaching the Field in Aamjiwnaang
Theorizing the Body in IR
Reading the Maternal Body as Political Event
Corporeal Migratio
The Material Turn
The Material Turn: Introduction
Infrastructure
The Internet As Evocative Infrastructure
The Study Of Drones As Objects Of Security: Targeted Killing As Military Strategy
Objects Of Security/Objects Of Research: Analyzing Non-Lethal Weapons
Pictoral Texts
Tracing Human Security Assemblages

Book description

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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