Postcolonial Encounters In International Relations

Author by : Alina Sajed
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Description : Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations examines the social and cultural aspects of the political violence that underpinned the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the multi-layered postcolonial realities that ensued. This book explores the reality of the lives of North African migrants in postcolonial France, with a particular focus on their access to political entitlements such as citizenship and rights. This reality is complicated even further by complex practices of memory undertaken by Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who negotiate, in their writings, between the violent memory of the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the contemporary conundrums of postcolonial migration. The book pursues thus the politics of (post)colonial memory by tracing its representations in literary, political, and visual narratives belonging to various Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who see themselves as living and writing between France and the Maghreb. By adopting a postcolonial perspective, a perspective quite marginal in International Relations, the book investigates a different international relations, which emerges via narratives of migration. A postcolonial standpoint is instrumental in understanding the relations between class, gender, and race, which interrogate and reflect more generally on the shared (post)colonial violence between North Africa and France, and on the politics of mediating violence through complex practices of memory.


Close Encounters Of Empire

Author by : Gilbert Michael Joseph
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Publisher by : American Encounters/Global Int
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Description : Essays that suggest new ways of understanding the role that US actors and agencies have played in Latin America." - publisher.


Against International Relations Norms

Author by : Charlotte Epstein
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This volume uses the concept of ‘norms’ to initiate a long overdue conversation between the constructivist and postcolonial scholarships on how to appraise the ordering processes of international politics. Drawing together insights from a broad range of scholars, it evaluates what it means to theorise international politics from a postcolonial perspective, understood not as a unified body of thought or a new ‘-ism’ for IR, but as a ‘situated perspective’ offering ex-centred, post-Eurocentric sites for practices of situated critique. Through in-depth engagements with the norms constructivist scholarship, the contributors expose the theoretical, epistemological and practical erasures that have been implicitly effected by the uncritical adoption of ‘norms’ as the dominant lens for analysing the ideational dynamics of international politics. They show how these are often the very erasures that sustained the workings of colonisation in the first place, whose uneven power relations are thereby further sustained by the study of international politics. The volume makes the case for shifting from a static analysis of ‘norms’ to a dynamic and deeply historical understanding of the drawing of the initial line between the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ that served to exclude from focus the 'strange' and the unfamiliar that were necessarily brought into play in the encounters between the West and the rest of the world. A timely intervention, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory and postcolonial scholarship.


Barbarians And Civilization In International Relations

Author by : Mark B. Salter
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Publisher by : Pluto Press
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Description : The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have led to popular conceptions of Muslims as terrorists. Some commentators have harked back to the 'Clash of Civilizations' argument outlined by Samuel Huntington which has become a touchstone in postcolonial studies. Huntington argued that, after the collapse of the Cold War, culture would become the main axis of conflict for civilizational alliances. Mark Salter takes issue with Huntington's theory and explains how the terms of his argument are part of an imperialist discourse that casts other civilizations as essentially barbarian.Although many commentators have engaged with Huntington's claims, few have pursued the political implications of his argument. Barbarians and Civilisation offers a decisive exploration of the colonial rhetoric inherent in current political discourse. Charting the usefulness of concepts of culture and identity for understanding world politics, Salter brilliantly illustrates the benefits and the limitations of the civilized/barbarian dichotomy in international relations.


Postcolonial Maghreb And The Limits Of Ir

Author by : Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores narratives produced in the Maghreb in order to illustrate shortcomings of imagination in the discipline of international relations (IR). It focuses on the politics of narrating postcolonial Maghreb through a number of writers, including Abdelkebir Khatibi, Fatema Mernissi, Kateb Yacine and Jacques Derrida, who explicitly embraced the task of (re)imagining their respective societies after colonial independence and subsequent nation-building processes. Narratives are thus considered political acts speaking to the turbulent context in which postcolonial Maghrebian Francophone literature emerges as sites of resistance and contestation. Throughout the chapters, the author promotes an encounter between narratives from the Maghreb and IR and makes a case for the kinds of thinking and writing strategies that could be used to better approach international and global studies.


At The Edge Of International Relations

Author by : Phillip Darby
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Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : In today's growing literature on globalization, the Third World is often conspicuously absent. This book examines the reasons for and meanings of this absence and the Third World's position on the "edge" of the global economy, drawing on an array of sources from literary narrative and nineteenth-century medical discourse to postmodernist geography and postcolonial theory.


Intercultural Encounters

Author by : Heinz Antor
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The Disjunctive Empire Of International Relations

Author by : Leong Yew
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Publisher by : Ashgate Pub Limited
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Description : Yew imparts that contemporary forms of imperialism revolve around a disjunctive logic allowing cultural, civilizing and solipsistic feelings of classical European imperialism to interoperate with newer and morally-rectified strains of American superpower dominance. In order to explore how such an interoperability is possible, this book begins with a theoretical overview of how imperialism should be conceptualized, how it operates and how it produces a type of economy that allows it to evolve in accordance with historical transformations without losing sight of its ongoing emphasis of Western hegemony. ambivalent form of US imperialism is constituted, leading to the inability within American society to effectively handle non-state political opposition. There are therefore a number of intended readerships which include researchers and academics interested in new ways of thinking about imperialism and international relations and a wider audience in cultural studies, postcolonial studies and critical theory.


Recognition And Global Politics

Author by : Patrick Hayden
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : Recognition and global politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory, as well as feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition.


S E L A

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Indigenous Peoples Postcolonialism And International Law

Author by : Luis Rodriguez-pinero
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Analyses the work of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in developing the status of indigenous peoples in international law. Focussing on the creation and implementation of the two legally binding international instruments in the area, this book traces the political processes in the struggle of indigenous peoples for legal recognition.


Imperial Encounters

Author by : Roxanne Lynn Doty
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Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : "Developed/underdeveloped, " "first world/third world, " "modern/traditional" - although there is nothing inevitable, natural, or arguably even useful about such divisions, they are widely accepted as legitimate ways to categorize regions and peoples of the world. In Imperial Encounters, Roxanne Lynn Doty looks at the way these kinds of labels influence North-South relations, reflecting a history of colonialism and shaping the way national identity is constructed today. Employing a critical, poststructuralist perspective, Doty examines two "imperial encounters" over time: between the United States and the Philippines and between Great Britain and Kenya. The history of these two relationships demonstrates that not only is the more powerful member allowed to construct "reality, " but this construction of reality bears an important relationship to actual practice. Doty considers the persistence of representational practices, particularly with regard to Northern views of human rights in the South and contemporary social science discourses on North-South relations. Important and timely, Imperial Encounters brings a fresh perspective to the debate over the past - and the future - of global politics.


Foreign Policies Of The Major Powers

Author by : Lloyd Pettiford
Languange : en
Publisher by : I.B. Tauris
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Description : For those who need a rapid yet thorough understanding of the foreign policies of the major powers, these volumes - which cover the USA, Soviet Union and present-day Russia, China, Japan and the EU - form a comprehensive account of the major debates and developments of the world's major powers.


Abstracts In Anthropology

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The Book Review Digest

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The Making Of The Indian Atomic Bomb

Author by : Itty Abraham
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Publisher by : Zed Books
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Description : In 1974 India exploded an atomic device. In May 1998 the new right-wing BJP Government set off several more, encountering in the process domestic plaudits, but also international condemnation and possibly sparking a new nuclear arms race in South Asia. What explains the enthusiasm of the Indian public for nuclear power? This book is the first serious historical account of the development of India's nuclear programme and of how the bomb came to be made. The author questions orthodox interpretations implying that it was a product of international conflict. Instead, he argues that the explosions had nothing to do with national security as conventionally understood and everything to do with establishing the legitimacy of the independent nation-state. He demonstrates the linkages that exist between the two apparently separate discourses of national security and national development. The result is a remarkable book that breaks new ground in integrating comparative politics, international relations and cultural studies. It is also a pioneering exploration of the sociology of science in a Third World context and offers a radically new argument about the Indian state and its post-colonial crisis of legitimacy.


Postcolonial Subjectivities In Africa

Author by : Pnina Werbner
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Publisher by : Zed Books
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Description : This is the third volume in a trilogy on identity, memory and subjectivity. Contributors to the book share an ambition to combine personal, political and existential dimensions in detailed evocations of the ambitions and vulnerabilities of contemporary Africans. Their essays aim to forge alliances between patient local scholarship and adventurous theoretical speculation that should inspire new research and caution against bland generalizations about African marginality.


Out Of Time

Author by : Rahul Rao
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Between 2009 and 2014, an anti-homosexuality law circulating in the Ugandan parliament came to be the focus of a global conversation about queer rights. The law attracted attention for the draconian nature of its provisions and for the involvement of US evangelical Christian activists who were said to have lobbied for its passage. Focusing on the Ugandan case, this book seeks to understand the encounters and entanglements across geopolitical divides that produce and contest contemporary queerphobias. It investigates the impact and memory of the colonial encounter on the politics of sexuality, the politics of religiosity of different Christian denominations, and the political economy of contemporary homophobic moral panics. In addition, Out of Time places the Ugandan experience in conversation with contemporaneous developments in India and Britain--three locations that are yoked together by the experience of British imperialism and its afterlives. Intervening in a queer theoretical literature on temporality, Rahul Rao argues that time and space matter differently in the queer politics of postcolonial countries. By employing an intersectional analysis and drawing on a range of sources, Rao offers an original interpretation of why queerness mutates to become a metonym for categories such as nationality, religiosity, race, class, and caste. The book argues that these mutations reveal the deep grammars forged in the violence that founds and reproduces the social institutions in which queer difference struggles to make space for itself.


The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

Author by : Muhsin Jassim Al-Musawi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Studies in Arabic Literature
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Description : This work covers the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. It discusses and questions a large number of novels show cultural diversity in the Arab world. It highlights engagements with postcolonial issues that relate to identity formation, the modern nation-state, individualism, and nationalism.


Global Encounters

Author by : Gitte Stald
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Libbey & Company Limited
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Description : The relation between globalization, culture, and the transformative role of the media is examined in this book. Case studies assess questions of media use, cultural boundaries, and identities emanating from these theoretical reflections. The international scope of this book includes examinations of youth cultures in Denmark and South Africa, Asian cultures in India and London, the Iranian migration to London, and the Gauchos in Southern Brazil.