OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

ISBN : 9780199650545

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¥7,304
著者: 
Rahul Rao
ページ
288 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
156 x 233 mm
刊行日
2012年06月
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If boundaries protect us from threats, how should we think about the boundaries of states in a world where threats to human rights emanate from both outside the state and the state itself? Arguing that attitudes towards boundaries are premised on assumptions about the locus of threats to vital interests, Rahul Rao digs beneath two major normative orientations towards boundaries-cosmopolitanism and nationalism-which structure thinking on questions of public policy and identity. Insofar as the Third World is concerned, hegemonic versions of both orientations are underpinned by simplistic imageries of threat. In the cosmopolitan gaze, political and economic crises in the Third World are attributed mainly to factors internal to the Third World state with the international playing the role of heroic saviour. In Third World nationalist imagery, the international is portrayed as a realm of neo-imperialist predation from which the domestic has to be secured. Both images capture widely held intuitions about the sources of threats to human rights, but each by itself provides a resolutely partial inventory of these threats. By juxtaposing critical accounts of both discourses, Rao argues that protest sensibilities in the current conjuncture must be critical of hegemonic variants of both cosmopolitanism and nationalism. The second half of the book illustrates what such a critique might look like. Journeying through the writings of James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said and Frantz Fanon, the activism of 'anti-globalisation' protesters, and the dilemmas of queer rights activists, Rao demonstrates that important currents of Third World protest have long battled against both the international and the domestic, in a manner that combines nationalist and cosmopolitan sensibilities.

目次: 

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
PART I
2. The Dark Sides of Cosmopolitanism
3. The Dark Sides of Communitarianism
Intermezzo
PART II
4. Born Sneerers or Ironic Nationalists? Joyce, Tagore, Said, Fanon
5. Indigenous Insurgents and Rioting Ryots: Class and nation in 'anti-globalisation protest
6. Queer in the Time of Terror
7. Conclusion
References

著者について: 

Rahul Rao has a law degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford. He is a Lecturer in Security Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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