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Post-structuralism and Culture

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620791
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0007
Post-structuralism and Culture

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This chapter examines the post-structuralist and culturalist interpretation of US Cold War foreign policy. It explains that post-structuralism and culturalism failed to reject the poker strategies proposed by other perspectives and they also rejected the accepted view of the objective of the game and its rules. It analyses David Campbell's Writing Security and looks at diplomatic historians who describe themselves as concerned with culture but who are also influenced by post-structuralist ideas.

Keywords: post-structuralism; culturalism; foreign policy; David Campbell; Writing Security; diplomatic historians; post-structuralist ideas

Chapter.  11848 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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