Introduction: Violence, visuality and world politics

Helen Berents, Constance Duncombe

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Visuals are powerful mediators of global political events. Images, moving and still alike, are significant objects that play a role in shaping our understanding of international affairs. Through their multiple interpretations, these visuals can both represent reality and condition how we understand it. Within International Relations, there has been growing attention to the visual, with explorations of a wide range of theoretical concerns and empirical focuses. For instance, contributors to the burgeoning field of visual politics examine the affective power of images, how images become securitized and their role in framing politics.1
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Affairs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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