Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics
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Engagements with the postcolonial world by International Relations (IR) scholars have grown significantly in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics will provide a solid reference point for understanding and analysing global politics from a perspective sensitive to the multiple legacies of colonialism and colonial rule. The Handbook will introduce and develop cutting-edge analytical frameworks that extend but also problematise the postcolonial critique. Alongside empirical issue areas that remain crucial to assessing the impact of European and Western colonialism on global politics, the Handbook will introduce new issue areas wherein the mutating structures of colonial rule are no longer enacted solely or directly by European or Western agents. This vital resource will be split into six thematic sections, each featuring a short introduction to help introduce the chapters that follow : Points of Departure: introduces the reader to diverse, relatable and contested narratives that are currently utilized to make sense of postcolonial politicsPopular Imaginaries: critically elucidates some of the key contested concepts (both new and emerging) that are popularly deployed both in media, politics and academia to make sense of contemporary global politicsSpaces and Places of Postcolonial Politics:allows readers to challenge the colonial imaginary of where and when global politics take placeMovements and Immobilities: the era of globalization has seen people-movement and border building, both socially and physically, this section introduces ways in which both movements and immobilities are derived from colonial legaciesOld and New Inequalities: discusses the abiding social consequences of the uneven neo-colonial organization of the global economy and addresses new inequalities that have been created by postcolonial states Postcolonial Diplomacies: examines the postcolonial coordinates of existing diplomatic relations and alternative diplomacies that cohere and communicate on levels that subvert the postcolonial mainstream. Providing both a consolidated understanding of the field as it is, and setting an expansive and dynamic research agenda for the future, this Handbook is essential reading for students and scholars alike.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138944599
  • 9781138944596

About Robbie Shilliam

Robbie Shilliam is a Reader in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London UK. Olivia U. Rutazibwa is Lecturer in International Development and European Studies at the University of Portsmouth UK.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Olivia Rutazibwa (Portsmouth) and Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary University of London) Points of Departure ï · India and the Postcolonial Critique ï · A Dao-ist Narrative of International Relations ï · Latin America: Coloniality and Decoloniality ï · Indigenous Story Telling as a Lens Onto Postcolonial Politics ï · African Violet: A Black Diaspora Narrative ï · Post-Communist Eastern Europe as a Colonial Site ï · The Story of African Engagements with International Justice Popular Imaginaries ï · Postcolonial Nationhood ï · The European Project ï · The New Eurocentrism ï · Development, and More Development ï · Brown and Black Women ï · Race and Difference ï · The Tribe ï · Terrorism Spaces and Places of Postcolonial Politics ï · Kobani: Geopolitical Faultlines in a Small Syrian Town ï · "Small" Colonial Wars as Incubators of Transformations in Warfare ï · Reconciliation and Reconstruction in the Localities of Sierra Leone ï · Who Are The "Local" Actors in the Aid Industry and What Makes Them Local? ï · Racism, Secularism & Islam: Rethinking Citizenship Beyond the Multicultural in Belgium ï · Lampedusa: The Colonial Legacies at Europe's Deadly Border Crossing ï · The Reservation: Treaties, Law, and (the Limits of) Justice in Post-Settler States Movements and Immobilities ï · Neoliberal Economies and Postcolonial Slums in India ï · The Shifting Postcolonial Politics of Military Bases ï · New challenges for Refugee Women in Times of Austerity ï · Between Mobility and Immobility: Migrant Workers in the Middle East ï · Oceanic Migrations: Beyond the Imaginary of the Pacific Rim ï · National Criminal Justice Systems and the Global Incarceration of Black & Indigenous Youth ï · Dreams and Realities of Black Mobility in Light of Ferguson Old and New Inequalities ï · Inequalities in Old and New Global Food Regimes ï · Racial Inequalities and The Brazilian Myth of Multiculturalism ï · Liberian Women in a Post-War Economy ï · Poverty in the New Chinese Economy ï · The Exclusion of the Poor in Haitian Politics: Past and Present ï · Poverty and the Environment in the Postcolonial World ï · (Post)-Apartheid Inequalities Postcolonial Diplomacies ï · Indian Diplomacy from a Postcolonial Perspective ï ·Homophobia: The New Civilizing Mission? ï · #IdleNoMore: Indigenous Alliances ï ·The African Union Outside of Africa ï · Post-Secular Diplomaciesshow more