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Veteran masculinities and audiovisual popular music in post-conflict Croatia: a feminist aesthetic approach to the contested everyday peace (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). Veteran masculinities and audiovisual popular music in post-conflict Croatia: a feminist aesthetic approach to the contested everyday peace. Peacebuilding,

In Croatia, human rights organisations and peace activists campaigning for a more critical public reckoning with the memory of the Croatian war of independence or ‘Homeland War’ (1991–5) and with the national past confront many ways in which hegemoni... Read More

Interviewing for research on languages and war (2019)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (in press). Interviewing for research on languages and war. In M. Kelly, H. Footitt, & M. Salama-Carr (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and ConflictPalgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04825-9_8

Many participants in conflict have experienced it through mediations of meaning between languages, and whole categories of participants have even often gone unnoticed in the study of war because of the historic ‘invisibility’ of languages and transla... Read More

What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race (2018)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race. Feminist Media Studies,

Feminist media studies of postsocialism are well practised at explaining how ideologies of gender and nation reinforce each other amid neoliberal capitalism on Europe’s semi-periphery. They extend this, by critiquing media marginalization of Roma, in... Read More

Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain’s military wives choir(s) (2018)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2018). Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain’s military wives choir(s). In V. Kitchen, & J. G. Mathers (Eds.), Heroism and Global Politics, 122-146. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In 2011, the BBC documentary The Choir visited military bases in Devon to film with wives and partners of British servicemen who had been deployed to Afghanistan. Amid a growing convergence between popular entertainment, popular militarism, and ‘Reme... Read More

Postcoloniality without race? Racial exceptionalism and south-east European cultural studies (2018)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2018). Postcoloniality without race? Racial exceptionalism and south-east European cultural studies. Interventions : international journal of postcolonial studies, 20(6), 759-784. doi:10.1080/1369801X.2018.1492954

The black Dutch feminist Gloria Wekker, assembling past and present everyday expressions of racialized imagination which collectively undermine hegemonic beliefs that white Dutch society has no historic responsibility for racism, writes in her book W... Read More

Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight? (2018)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight?. New perspectives : interdisciplinary journal of Central & East European politics and international relations, ISSN 2336-825x

Commentary on Rade Zinaic, 'Twilight of the Proletariat: Reading Critical Balkanology as Liberal Ideology' (New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics 25:1 (2017), 19-54)

Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C., & Obradovic-Wochnik, J. (2016). Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10(3), (281-301). doi:10.1080/17502977.2016.1199483. ISSN 1750-2977

This paper explores the convergences and divergence between transitional justice and peace-building, by considering some of the recent developments in scholarship and practice. We examine the notion of ‘peace’ in transitional justice and the idea of... Read More

The ‘Gay Olympics’? : the Eurovision Song Contest and the politics of LGBT/European belonging (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2017). The ‘Gay Olympics’? : the Eurovision Song Contest and the politics of LGBT/European belonging. European journal of international relations, 23(1), (97-121). doi:10.1177/1354066116633278. ISSN 1354-0661

The politics of gay and transgender visibility and representation at the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual televised popular music festival presented to viewers as a contest between European nations, show that processes of interest to Queer Internat... Read More

Writing about embodiment as an act of translation (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2016). Writing about embodiment as an act of translation. Critical military studies, 2(1-2), (120-124). doi:10.1080/23337486.2016.1139314. ISSN 2333-7486

Writing about embodiment is an act of compression: reducing the sensory complexity of someone else’s physical experience, or even one’s own, into written language that somebody else will understand through sight or sound. It is an act of abstraction,... Read More