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Postcolonial Governmentalities: Rationalities, Violences and Contestations
Dr Terri-Anne Teo Research Fellow and Coordinator of Social Resilience Programme
Dr Terri-Anne Teo
Volume contributors place governmentality and postcolonial approaches in productive conversation by examining a variety of sites and practices, considering how such a framework can help illuminate the rationalities, “violences” and contestations of contemporary (post) colonial governance. This volume highlights postcolonial scholarship that enhances and critiques governmentality approaches. Postcolonial perspectives show how governance can be productive and repressive, functioning to impose a fixed code of conduct that objectifies “others” through its project of improvement. In discussing governance, we consider how power is negotiated and challenged through forms of resistance and counter-conduct. The volume will appeal to scholars of Foucault and those seeking to move beyond a ”Western” focus.
|Theme:||General / International Politics and Security|