Podcast: Prof. Karin Fierke at RCIR

Political Self Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations In this podcast, following from her talk at RCIR, Professor Karin Fierke discusses with Dr. Peter Busch (War Studies, KCL) her latest book: Political Self Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations, published by Cambridge University Press, for more information please click here. This event took… Continue reading Podcast: Prof. Karin Fierke at RCIR

Body/Politic and the Illumination of Human Suffering

Author: K.M. Fierke, University of St. Andrews Why write a book on a topic so macabre as Political Self Sacrifice? The beginnings were simple enough. I was puzzled by the significance of two distinct words, ‘suicide’ terrorist and martyr - words with two very different meanings, yet used interchangeably to refer to human bombs. But… Continue reading Body/Politic and the Illumination of Human Suffering