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Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Rutazibwa, Olivia U., editor; Shilliam, Robbie, editor

"Engagements with the postcolonial world by International Relations scholars have grown significantly in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics provides a solid reference point for understanding and analyzing global politics from a perspective sensitive to the multiple legacies of colonial and imperial rule. The Handbook introduces and develops cutting-edge analytical frameworks that draw on Black, decolonial, feminist, indigenous, Marxist and postcolonial thought as well as a multitude of intellectual traditions from across the globe. Alongside empirical issue areas that remain crucial to assessing the impact of European and Western colonialism on global politics, the book introduces new issue areas that have arisen due to the mutating structures of colonial and imperial rule. This vital resource is split into five thematic sections, each featuring a brief, orienting introduction:Points of departurePopular postcolonial imaginariesStruggles over the postcolonial state Struggles over landAlternative global imaginaries 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 of International Relations alike. "--Provided by publisher

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Published London: Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam
ISBN: 1138944599, 1315671190, 1317369386, 1317369408, 9781138944596, 9781315671192, 9781317369387, 9781317369400
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 468 pages) : illustrations, text file, PDF
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  1. Introduction
  2. 1. Postcolonial Politics: An Introduction
  3. Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam
  4. Section 1: Points of Departure
  5. 2. Introduction
  6. 3. Waiwai (Abundance) and Indigenous Futures
  7. Mary Tuti Baker
  8. 4. European Integration as a Colonial Project
  9. Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson
  10. 5. Securing the Postcolonial
  11. Pinar Bilgin
  12. 6. Social Struggles and the Coloniality of Gender
  13. Rosalba Icaza
  14. 7. Racism and `Blackism' in a World Scale
  15. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
  16. Section 2: Popular Postcolonial Imaginaries
  17. 8. Introduction
  18. 9. The Imperial Sociology of the `Tribe'
  19. Nivi Manchanda
  20. 10. Terrorism and the Postcolonial `State'
  21. Swati Parashar
  22. 11. The Colonial Mediterranean, Anonymity and Migration Control
  23. Emilio Distretti
  24. 12. Violence, Hermeneutics and Postcolonial Diplomacy
  25. Deep Datta-Ray
  26. 13. Arab Feminism: Between Secular and Islamic Models
  27. Soumaya Mestiri
  28. 14. The Everyday Practices of Development
  29. Althea-Maria Rivas
  30. 15. LGBTIQ Rights, Development Aid and Queer Resistance
  31. Christine M. Klapeer
  32. Section 3: Struggles over the Postcolonial State
  33. 16. Introduction
  34. 17. The State: Postcolonial Histories of the Concept
  35. Gurminder K. Bhambra
  36. 18. Race, Ethnicity and the State: Contemporary Quilombos in a Historical Perspective
  37. Desiree Poets
  38. 19. The Revolution of Smiling Women: Stateless Democracy and Power in Rojava
  39. Dilar Dirik
  40. 20. The Postcolonial Complex in Okinawa
  41. Eiichi Hoshino
  42. 21.`Too Simple and Sometimes Na´ve': Hong Kong, between China and the West
  43. Xin Liu
  44. Section 4: Struggles over Land
  45. 22. Introduction
  46. 23. 'Old wine in new bottles': Enclosure, Neoliberal Capitalism and Postcolonial Politics
  47. A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
  48. 24. Saltwater Archives: Native Knowledge in a Time of Rising Tides
  49. Joy Lehuanani Enomoto and D. Keali?i MacKenzie
  50. 25. Global Environmental Harm, Internal Frontiers, and Indigenous Protective Ontologies
  51. Ajay Parasram and Lisa Tilley
  52. 26. No Migration, Repatriation: Spiritual Visionings and Political Limitations of Rastafari Repatriation to Ethiopia
  53. Ijahnya Christian
  54. 27. Is a Decolonised University Possible in a Colonial Society?
  55. Andile Mngxitama
  56. Section 5: Alternative Global Imaginaries
  57. 28. Introduction
  58. 29. Wanda's Dream: Daoist World Politics in Five Acts
  59. L.H.M. Ling
  60. 30. Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission? Toward a Post-Western Understanding of Human Security
  61. Giorgio Shani
  62. 31. Dialogical International Relations: Gandhi, Tagore and Self-Transformation
  63. Aparna Devare
  64. 32. `Telling a Tale': Gender, Knowledge and the Subject in Nepal
  65. Rahel Kunz and Archana Thapa
  66. 33. Du Bois, Ghana, and Cairo Jazz: The Geo-Politics of Malcolm X
  67. Hisham Aidi
  68. 34. Blesi Doub. Heridas Dobles. Dual Wounds. Re-writing the Island
  69. Alanna Lockward
  70. 35. African Violet: Hybrid of Circumstance
  71. Denize LeDeatte