Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations uses postcolonial theory to examine the implications of race, class and gender relations for the structuring of world politics. It addresses further themes central to postcolonial theory, such as the impact of representation on power relations, the relationship between global capital and power and the space for resistance and agency in the context of global power asymmetries. The implications of these themes are discussed using a wide range of postcolonial readings and critiques of contemporary issues.
By its innovative use of postcolonial theory, Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations offers a new vantage point from which to view issues of global inequality and the structuring of that inequality through race, gender and class.
"Chowdhry and Nair, along with the authors of this volume, make a timely, vital, and deeply necessary intervention in international relations - one that informs theoretically, enriches our knowledge of the world through its narratives, and forces us to confront the differentiated wholeness of our humanity. Readers will want to emulate the skills and sensibilities they offer.."
-Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College
1. Geeta Chowdhry and Sheila Nair - Introduction: Power in a Postcolonial World: Race, Gender and Class in International Relations; 2. Siba N. Grovogui - Postcolonial Criticism: International Reality and Modes of Inquiry; 3. Randolph B. Persaud - Situating Race in International Relations: the Dialectics of Civilizational Security in American Immigration; 4. J. Marshall Beier - Beyond Hegemonic State(ment)s of Nature: Indigenous Knowledge and Non-State Possibilities in International Relations; 5. L. H. M. Ling - Cultural Chauvinism and the Liberal International Order: 'West versus Rest' in Asia's Financial Crises; 6. Anna M. Agathangelou - 'Sexing' Globalization in International Relations: Migrant Sex and Domestic Workers in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey; 7. Sankaran Krishna - In One Inning: National Identity in Postcolonial Times; 8. Shampa Biswas - The New Cold War: Secularism, Orientalism, and Postcoloniality; 9. Dibyesh Anand - A Story to be Told: IR, Postcolonialism, and the Discourse of Tibetan (Trans)national Identity; 10. Geeta Chowdhry - Postcolonial Interrogations of Child Labor: Human Rights, Carpet Trade, and Rugmark in India; 11. Sheila Nair - Human Rights and Postcoloniality: Representing Burma
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 30th October 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1