Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations: Reading Race, Gender and Class

  • Citation: Chowdhry, Geeta, and Sheila Nair. "Introduction: Power in a postcolonial world: Race, gender, and class in international relations." Power, postcolonialism and international relations: Reading race, gender and class. Taylor and Francis, 2003. 1-32.
    • Topics:
    • IR Theories
    • Keywords:
    • postcolonial theory
    • power
    • critical international relations
    • power of representation
    • intersections of race and gender
    • global capitalism
    • class
    • recovery
    • resistance
    • agency

“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 This work uses postcolonial theory to examine the implications of race, class and gender relations for the structuring or 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.

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