1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Edited By Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Robbie Shilliam Copyright 2018
    484 Pages
    by Routledge

    484 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 departure

    • Popular postcolonial imaginaries

    • Struggles over the postcolonial state

    • Struggles over land

    • Alternative 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.

     Introduction  1. Postcolonial Politics: An Introduction  Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam  Section 1: Points of Departure  2. Introduction  3. Waiwai (Abundance) and Indigenous Futures  Mary Tuti Baker  4. European Integration as a Colonial Project  Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson  5. Securing the Postcolonial  Pinar Bilgin  6. Social Struggles and the Coloniality of Gender  Rosalba Icaza  7. Racism and ‘Blackism’ in a World Scale  Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni  Section 2: Popular Postcolonial Imaginaries  8. Introduction  9. The Imperial Sociology of the ‘Tribe’  Nivi Manchanda  10. Terrorism and the Postcolonial ‘State’  Swati Parashar  11. The Colonial Mediterranean, Anonymity and Migration Control   Emilio Distretti  12. Violence, Hermeneutics and Postcolonial Diplomacy  Deep Datta-Ray  13. Arab Feminism: Between Secular and Islamic Models  Soumaya Mestiri  14. The Everyday Practices of Development  Althea-Maria Rivas  15. LGBTIQ Rights, Development Aid and Queer Resistance  Christine M. Klapeer  Section 3: Struggles over the Postcolonial State  16. Introduction  17. The State: Postcolonial Histories of the Concept  Gurminder K. Bhambra   18. Race, Ethnicity and the State: Contemporary Quilombos in a Historical Perspective  Desiree Poets  19. The Revolution of Smiling Women: Stateless Democracy and Power in Rojava   Dilar Dirik  20. The Postcolonial Complex in Okinawa  Eiichi Hoshino  21.‘Too Simple and Sometimes Naïve’: Hong Kong, between China and the West  Xin Liu  Section 4: Struggles over Land  22. Introduction  23. 'Old wine in new bottles’: Enclosure, Neoliberal Capitalism and Postcolonial Politics  A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi  24. Saltwater Archives: Native Knowledge in a Time of Rising Tides  Joy Lehuanani Enomoto and D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie  25. Global Environmental Harm, Internal Frontiers, and Indigenous Protective Ontologies  Ajay Parasram and Lisa Tilley  26. No Migration, Repatriation: Spiritual Visionings and Political Limitations of Rastafari Repatriation to Ethiopia  Ijahnya Christian   27. Is a Decolonised University Possible in a Colonial Society?  Andile Mngxitama  Section 5: Alternative Global Imaginaries  28. Introduction  29. Wanda’s Dream: Daoist World Politics in Five Acts  L.H.M. Ling   30. Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission? Toward a Post-Western Understanding of Human Security  Giorgio Shani  31. Dialogical International Relations: Gandhi, Tagore and Self-Transformation  Aparna Devare  32. ‘Telling a Tale’: Gender, Knowledge and the Subject in Nepal   Rahel Kunz and Archana Thapa  33. Du Bois, Ghana, and Cairo Jazz: The Geo-Politics of Malcolm X  Hisham Aidi  34. Blesi Doub. Heridas Dobles. Dual Wounds. Re-writing the Island  Alanna Lockward  35. African Violet: Hybrid of Circumstance  Denize LeDeatte


    Olivia U. Rutazibwa is Senior Lecturer in International Development and European Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK.

    Robbie Shilliam is Professor of International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

    "Although the format of a handbook inevitably carries with it canonical connotations, the fusion of horizons that prefiguratively mends together a world fractured by coloniality is ultimately one that carries with it a promise of a world of many worlds. That is, a postcolonial world."
    Lucas Van Milders, University of Kent