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International Relations of Middle-Earth Learning from the Lord of the Rings

ISBN-10: 0472051822
ISBN-13: 9780472051823
Edition: 2012
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Description: Based on their successful undergraduate course at the University of Southern California, Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James provide an introduction to International Relations using J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastically popular trilogyThe Lord of the  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Based on their successful undergraduate course at the University of Southern California, Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James provide an introduction to International Relations using J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastically popular trilogyThe Lord of the Rings. Because Tolkien's major themes---such as good versus evil and human agency versus determinism---are perennially relevant to International Relations,The Lord of the Ringsis well suited for application to the study of politics in our own world. This innovative combination of social science and humanities approaches to illustrate key concepts engages students and stimulates critical thinking in new and exciting ways.

Introduction: Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, and International Relations
Order, Justice, and Middle-earth
Thinking about International Relations and Middle-earth
Middle-earth and Three Great Debates in International Relations
Middle-earth, Levels of Analysis, and War
Middle-earth and Feminist Theory
Middle-earth and Feminist Analysis of Conflict
Middle-earth as a Source of Inspiration and Enrichment
Conclusion: International Relations and Our Many Worlds
The War of the Ring Up to Its Climax
How the Story Ends
References
Index

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