2017
DOI: 10.1057/s41311-017-0076-2
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Abstract: In a world where convincing explanations take narrative form, IR theories, too, resort to the basic plot alternatives of tragedy, romance, comedy and irony/satire. While the tendency to view the human condition as tragic pertains especially to the so-called realist school, romantic IR storytellers dwell, for example, among liberals, Marxists and peace researchers. This paper focuses on the lesser analyzed plots of comedy and irony/satire, finding comic traces in normative, constructivist and critical IR resear… Show more

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“…Goffman's dramaturgical approach is, I argue, also useful for studying humour at the everyday level. It in turn might help bridge humour as a concept to existing works focused on the interpersonal dynamics of diplomacy (Neumann 2007; as well as work on satire (Hall 2014;Payne 2017;Kuusisto 2018).…”
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“…Goffman's dramaturgical approach is, I argue, also useful for studying humour at the everyday level. It in turn might help bridge humour as a concept to existing works focused on the interpersonal dynamics of diplomacy (Neumann 2007; as well as work on satire (Hall 2014;Payne 2017;Kuusisto 2018).…”
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confidence: 99%