Creative Interventions in Global Politics
Shine Choi (Massey University), Cristina Masters (University of Manchester), Swati Parashar (University of Gothenburg) and Marysia Zalewski (Cardiff University)
Complexity and violence mark the landscape of global politics. Yet the urgency to provide solutions or immediate practical actions relentlessly leads to inadequate knowledge despite the abundance of theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools available. Disciplinary constraints profoundly limit our ability to make effective use of more creative and innovative methodologies found in a wider range of disciplines, genres and sites of knowledge production. In this series we want to publish works which wholeheartedly embrace creativity to imagine new stories about the world of global politics.
The series is a unique opportunity to provide creative intellectual space to work with an eclectic and rich range of disciplines and approaches including but not limited to:
- visual and film methodologies
- storytelling, narrative and auto-ethnography
- performative methodologies
- innovative participatory and/or collaborative research
- experimental methodologies
- embodied research methodologies
- creative pedagogical research
- arts-based methodologies
- affective and emotion(al) methodologies
Our interest in creative methods stems from the need to rethink and face up to the long and varied histories of universities as sites of knowledge authorization, elitism and privilege. Urgent then is the task of expressly criticizing the contemporary methodological and political barriers to producing knowledge and opening up spaces for more diverse forms of scholarship on global politics to emerge. We believe a dedicated platform for publishing avant garde book-length research is necessary to nurture an openness to experimentation, interdisciplinarity and new entrants necessary to truly broaden out the study of global politics. As an editorial team, we are committed to working to stay attuned to the ongoing shifts in not only scholarly communities in East and West, Global North and South but also in art, popular culture, activism and other sites of knowledge production. We commit to supporting and providing robust review process to streamline innovations in creative interventions in global politics.