This title was first published in 2001. Questioning the authority of the discipline of international relations, in particular structural realism, to recognize the influence of varied social phenomena on possible outcomes, this book demonstrates how seemingly insignificant acts propagated through music, humour and poetry can disturb official culture and initiate social change. This thought-provoking work is compelling reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of both international relations and cultural studies alike.

chapter 1|19 pages

Stranger in a Strange Land

chapter 4|19 pages

The System and the Damage Done

chapter 5|16 pages

Alternative/Counter-Culture: Coded Change

chapter 7|20 pages

Emancipation and Coded (Dis)chord

chapter 8|17 pages

The Intelligentsia

chapter 9|18 pages

A Weak Utopia

chapter 10|4 pages

The Politics of Unreason