The Postcolonial Subject : Claiming Politics/Governing Others in Late Modernity

By: Jabri, VivienneMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandInterventions: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (201 p.)ISBN: 9781136281501Subject(s): International relations | PostcolonialismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Postcolonial Subject : Claiming Politics/Governing Others in Late ModernityDDC classification: 325.32 LOC classification: JZ1251 .J33 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover ; Title ; Copyright ; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the past in the present; 1 Tracing the postcolonial subject; An epistemological quest for the postcolonial subject; On temporal trajectories; The spatial and the postcolonial; 2 Policing access to the modern: power, fear, resistance; Narratives of resistance; Culture and the politics of control; Counter-insurgency: violence, fear, anxiety; 3 Resistance as the claim to politics; Claiming the right to politics; Locating the subject of politics; Fanon's negativity; Claiming the international
Tracing the postcolonial subject into late modernity4 Reclaiming the international: resistance in cosmopolitan space ; Declaring independence, claiming the right to (international) politics; Political community and the postcolonial state; The postcolonial state, resistance, and the international; 5 Governing others: war and operations of power in late modernity; When power is rendered cosmopolitan; Liberal cosmopolitanism and the government of populations; Violence and the government of populations; 6 Creative politics and postcolonial agency; The question of postcolonial agency
The late modern postcolonialClaiming the political in late modernity: the Arab Spring; A cosmopolitanism of politics; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: <P></P><P>This book places the lens on postcolonial agency and resistance in a social and geopolitical context that has witnessed great transformations in international politics. What does postcolonial politics mean in a late modern context of interventions that seek to govern postcolonial populations? Drawing on historic and contemporary articulations of agency and resistance and highlighting voices from the postcolonial world, the book explores the transition from colonial modernity to the late modern postcolonial era. It shows that at each moment wherein the claim to politics is made, the p
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Cover ; Title ; Copyright ; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the past in the present; 1 Tracing the postcolonial subject; An epistemological quest for the postcolonial subject; On temporal trajectories; The spatial and the postcolonial; 2 Policing access to the modern: power, fear, resistance; Narratives of resistance; Culture and the politics of control; Counter-insurgency: violence, fear, anxiety; 3 Resistance as the claim to politics; Claiming the right to politics; Locating the subject of politics; Fanon's negativity; Claiming the international

Tracing the postcolonial subject into late modernity4 Reclaiming the international: resistance in cosmopolitan space ; Declaring independence, claiming the right to (international) politics; Political community and the postcolonial state; The postcolonial state, resistance, and the international; 5 Governing others: war and operations of power in late modernity; When power is rendered cosmopolitan; Liberal cosmopolitanism and the government of populations; Violence and the government of populations; 6 Creative politics and postcolonial agency; The question of postcolonial agency

The late modern postcolonialClaiming the political in late modernity: the Arab Spring; A cosmopolitanism of politics; Notes; Bibliography; Index

<P></P><P>This book places the lens on postcolonial agency and resistance in a social and geopolitical context that has witnessed great transformations in international politics. What does postcolonial politics mean in a late modern context of interventions that seek to govern postcolonial populations? Drawing on historic and contemporary articulations of agency and resistance and highlighting voices from the postcolonial world, the book explores the transition from colonial modernity to the late modern postcolonial era. It shows that at each moment wherein the claim to politics is made, the p

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Vivienne Jabri is Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. She is author of 3 books: Mediating Conflict (Manchester University Press, 1990); Discourses on Violence (Manchester University Press, 1996); and War and the Transformation of Global Politics (Palgrave, 2007). She is co-editor of 2 books: with Stephen Chan, Mediation in Southern Africa (Macmillan, 1993); and with Eleanor O'Gorman, Women, Culture and International Relations (Lynne Rienner, 1999). She has contributed articles to the journals, Millennium, Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, Alternatives, and International Political Sociology. She has held funding from the European Commission frameworks 5 and 6. Her most recent book, War and the Transformation of Global Politics (Palgrave 2007), is to appear in paperback in spring 2010

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