The Power Of Words In International Relations: Birth Of An Anti-Whaling Discourse (Politics, Science, And The Environment)

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The role of discursive power in shaping international relations analyzed through the lens of whaling politics.In the second half of the twentieth century, worldwide attitudes toward whaling shifted from widespread acceptance to moral censure. Why? Whaling, once as important to the global economy as oil is now, had long been uneconomical. Major species were long known to be endangered. Yet nations ...

Series: Politics, Science, and the Environment
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; 1st edition (October 3, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0262550695
ISBN-13: 978-0262550697
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2787050
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book

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ed to support whaling.In The Power of Words in International Relations, Charlotte Epstein argues that the change was brought about not by changing material interests but by a powerful anti-whaling discourse that successfully recast whales as extraordinary and intelligent endangered mammals that needed to be saved. Epstein views whaling both as an object of analysis in its own right and as a lens for examining discursive power, and how language, materiality, and action interact to shape international relations. By focusing on discourse, she develops an approach to the study of agency and the construction of interests that brings non-state actors and individuals into the analysis of international politics. Epstein analyzes the “society of whaling states” as a set of historical practices where the dominant discourse of the day legitimated the killing of whales rather than their protection. She then looks at this whaling world's mirror image: the rise from the political margins of an anti-whaling discourse, which orchestrated one of the first successful global environmental campaigns, in which saving the whales ultimately became shorthand for saving the planet.Finally, she considers the continued dominance of a now taken-for-granted anti-whaling discourse, including its creation of identity categories that align with and sustain the existing international political order. Epstein's synthesis of discourse, power, and identity politics brings the fields of international relations theory and global environmental politics into a fruitful dialogue that benefits both.