International Studies Association Annual Conference 2015

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Reflexivity And International Relations: Reflexive Scholarship, Reflexive Politics Participants Chair: Brent J. Steele (University of Utah) Discussant: Piki Ish-Shalom (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Participant: Jack L. Amoureux (Wake Forest University) Participant: Matthew Eagleton-Pierce (SOAS, University of London) Participant: Evgenia Ilieva (Ithaca College) Participant: Daniel J. Levine (The University of Alabama) Participant: Aida Arfan Hozic (University of Florida) Participant: Huss Banai (Occidental College) Participant: Mauro J. Caraccioli (Saint Michael's College) Participant: Amanda Russell Beattie (Aston University) Abstract and Keywords Noting that there are a variety of uses of reflexivity in IR and that reflexivity’s meaning and practice are more often assumed than elaborated, panelists seek to bring some measure of organization to the discussion by considering three interpretations of reflexivity—positionality, critique, and practice. Panelists will consider a variety of questions including: What are the purposes of reflexivity? What is the movement and location of reflexivity? Who is the reflexive self? To what extent can we possibly and responsibly narrate the self and narrate other selves, both as IR scholars and agents of world politics? What is the difference between a reflexive modernity and self-reflexivity as a practice of ethics? Is reflexivity a false promise? Does it crowd out spontaneity and surprise? Panelists will also discuss specific dispositions and tactics for stimulating reflexivity, in ourselves and in others, and will address the social, psychological and political limits of reflexivity and the reflexive capacity. Ethics; Modernity; International Relations Theory
Period20 Feb 2015
Event typeConference
LocationNew Orleans, United StatesShow on map