Gender, Orientalism, and the �War on Terror': Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in Global Politics, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Gender, Orientalism, and the �War on Terror'

Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in Global Politics, 1st Edition

By Maryam Khalid

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This book offers an accessible and timely analysis of the ‘War on Terror’, based on an innovative approach to a broad range of theoretical and empirical research. It uses ‘gendered orientalism’ as a lens through which to read the relationship between the George W. Bush administration, gendered and racialized military intervention, and global politics.



Khalid argues that legitimacy, power, and authority in global politics, and the ‘War on Terror’ specifically, are discursively constructed through representations that are gendered and racialized, and often orientalist. Looking at the ways in which ‘official’ US ‘War on Terror’ discourse enabled military intervention into Afghanistan and Iraq, the book takes a postcolonial feminist approach to broaden the scope of critical analyses of the ‘War on Terror’ and reflect on the gendered and racial underpinnings of key relations of power within contemporary global politics.



This book is a unique, innovative and significant analysis of the operation of race, orientalism, and gender in global politics, and the ‘War on Terror’ specifically. It will be of great interest to scholars and graduates interested in gender politics, development, humanitarian intervention, international (global) relations, Middle East politics, security, and US foreign policy.





Table of Contents

1. Introduction



Identities in the ‘War on Terror’



Discourse: language, identity, power, and representation



Analytic strategy



Outline of the book





2. Gender, Orientalism, and Global Politics



Orientalism and gender as discourseRe-reading Said



‘American orientalism’



Orientalism, race, and gender



Conclusion





3. Gender, Race, ‘Self’, and ‘Other’ in Histories of International Intervention



Imperialism, liberalism and the US



Liberal internationalism and the pre-1945 international system



The ‘underdeveloped’ south in early liberal internationalism



Intervention, development, and the threat of the ‘Other’



Democratisation, humanitarianism, and the responsibility to protect



4. Constructing the US ‘Self’ in ‘War on Terror’ Discourse



‘Self’, nation, race, and gender



Masculinity and the US ‘Self’



Reading femininity(ies) in the US ‘Self’



Conclusion





5. Gendered Orientalist Narratives: Afghanistan



‘Saving’ Afghanistan



Constructions of the ‘Other’



Developing the narrative: Operation Enduring Freedom



Conclusion





6. Gendered Orientalist Narratives: Iraq



Consolidating gendered orientalist discourse



‘Liberating’ Iraq



The sexuality of the ‘Other’



Conclusion





7. Conclusions

About the Author

Maryam Khalid is a Lecturer and the Director of the Bachelor of International Studies program at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research is focused on global politics, security, and popular culture, exploring gender, sexuality, and race as processes, practices, and analytical lenses in and across international relations and global governance discourses.





Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General