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Narrative IR, Worldly IR

  • Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
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Part of the Global Political Sociology book series (GLPOSO)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the ongoing debate on the subjects of narrative and voice in International Relations (IR). The first section explores the epistemological and methodological implications of taking narratives seriously as discussed in emblematic works in social sciences. The second section is a mapping exercise of the more recent turn to “Narrative IR” and the attention to the themes of voice, subjectivity, and power in writing world politics. What is at stake—academically and politically speaking—in narrative writing in general, and in Narrative IR, more specifically? Are narrative approaches more prone to genuinely promote dialogue and to open space for subaltern voices to world politics? The third section develops the argument that there is a shared concern—or anxiety—guiding IR scholars toward narrative strategies as a means to bring the world back into the study of international and global affairs.

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  • Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Department of International RelationsPontifical Catholic University of Minas GeraisPoços de CaldasBrazil

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