3 3 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 In the wake of Europe’s so-called refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016, even tradi- tionally open countries such as Sweden and Germany adopted hostile policies on refugees, closing borders and linking refugees with terrorism and threats to national security. Once deemed taboo, uncharitable conduct towards those in need has become increasingly acceptable, and even desirable, throughout the Western world. From Righteousness to Far Right follows nineteen months of ethno- graphic fieldwork with a grassroots ngo in a small Swedish village, where over one hundred refugees were housed. Through an embedded, anthropo- logical study of day-to-day life in refugee resettlement, Emma McCluskey examines how increasingly antagonistic and xenophobic policies concerning refugees gained legitimacy. Arguing that existing approaches to critical security studies inadequately address the textured, contradictory, and often resistant practices of everyday life within societies, McCluskey re-gears securitization theory along anthropological lines and shifts the focus of the investigation onto the quotidian realm, where much of the controversy over migration and security plays out. A provocative and original political statement on today’s increasingly conservative society, From Righteousness to Far Right presents an astounding new perspective on the recent refugee crises and the acceptance and normal- ization of far-right and securitarian politics. Emma McCluskey is a research associate in the Department of War Studies and a teaching fellow of international relations at King’s College London. Visual politics and the aesthetic turn in international relations have empha- sized the power of the image in world politics. Postcolonial and decolonial feminist theory shows the urgent need to rethink research and teaching methods. What happens when these concepts converge and such thinking is translated into practice? Engaging with a broad range of topics – the politics of everyday life, health, hiv/aids, Africa, post-colonialism, gender/feminist theory, visuality, film, and method – in Seeing Politics Sophie Harman looks at scholars who are pushing the boundaries of how they do research, how they communicate their research to a broader audience, and what counts as scholarship in world politics. Through a detailed exploration of the political process of film production, from inception and co-production to distribution and exhibition, she addresses the tricky transnational relationships, government gatekeeping, and global hierarchies of film governance that control and marginalize the stories and people we see. Fundamentally, Seeing Politics is about how narrative feature film challenges and advances the discipline of international relations, revealing aspects of politics that would otherwise remain unseen and unaddressed. Film is not just a way of communicating research. It is a method that produces research and visibility, advancing research practice and knowledge in international relations. Innovative and compelling, this book is about the politics of seeing, being seen, and what stops us from seeing. Sophie Harman is a reader in international politics at Queen Mary University of London. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5pS7h 4phi-l£ bAU1 4psi-l£ Dc1 kshi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7l5pa75 4Ssaiaac bAU1 4Ssaiaac Dc1 k-niaa $.9ru n B - s5s66 - 6u9r931 s roN.03 0g99T omot.oN.0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ($Ht..7’d008L3 crdCt03 t8 Mru8t$ @t3r92f April 2019 -5,7a755pl7ln,-7, 4phi-l£ bAU1 4phi-l£ Dc1 kshi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7ln,,7S 4SSaiaac bAU1 4SSaiaac Dc1 k,,iaa $.9ru n B - ssh66 0g99T omot.oN.0 From Righteousness to Far Right An Anthropological Rethinking of Critical Security Studies emma mccluskey An innovative ethnography of refugee resettlement in Sweden. Seeing Politics Film, Visual Method, and International Relations sophie harman Pushing the boundaries of how we do research, how we communicate research, and what counts as scholarship in world politics. S E C U R I T Y S T U D I E S • A N T H R O P O L O G Y I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D I E S • F I L M