Global Political Sociology
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Postcolonial Maghreb and the Limits of IR

Authors: de Oliveira, Jessica da Silva C.

  • Offers an innovative take on narrative IR through non-Western lenses
  • Showcases how narratives by non-Western based authors have helped ​shift how we think through the postcolonial politics of the Maghreb
  • Advocates for the critical role that (re)imagining can play in advocating and instigating political change 
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About this book

This book explores narratives produced in the Maghreb in order to illustrate shortcomings of imagination in the discipline of international relations (IR). It focuses on the politics of narrating postcolonial Maghreb through a number of writers, including Abdelkebir Khatibi, Fatema Mernissi, Kateb Yacine and Jacques Derrida, who explicitly embraced the task of (re)imagining their respective societies after colonial independence and subsequent nation-building processes. Narratives are thus considered political acts speaking to the turbulent context in which postcolonial Maghrebian Francophone literature emerges as sites of resistance and contestation. Throughout the chapters, the author promotes an encounter between narratives from the Maghreb and IR and makes a case for the kinds of thinking and writing strategies that could be used to better approach international and global studies.

About the authors

Jessica da Silva C. de Oliveira is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Reviews

“This lyrically written work showcases unfamiliar theorists/writers who offer tremendous resources. It develops a vital theoretical richness and breadth while internally engaging the international relations canon. Jessica de Oliveira combines ethical awareness, aesthetic sensibility, and skillful precision. Her acumen expresses itself as a quiet wisdom, unwavering application, and unbounded creative curiosity.” (Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College, USA, and co-author of International Relations and the Problem of Difference)

“In this beautifully written book, Jessica de Oliveira brings a poetic sensibility to the exploration of the links between literature and colonial memory in the Maghreb. Her investigation of postcolonial literary texts in the Maghreb illuminates the ways in which narratives are not only aesthetic spaces, but also (and especially in the case of the Maghreb) spaces of historical memory and collective mourning.” (Alina Sajed, Associate Professor of International Relations, McMaster University, Canada)

“Postcolonial Maghreb invites the reader to revisit one’s worlds and its meanings. By focusing on narration and literature, the author provides a powerful critique of the limits of IR as a way of speaking about and conversing with these multiples worlds we inhabit. It is mandatory reading for all scholars and students interested in traveling through novel and uncharted paths of being in-with global relations, profoundly marked by injustice, forgetting and inequality.” (Carolina Moulin, UFMG, Brazil, and co-editor of Review of International Studies)

 

 

 

 

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eBook $44.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Maghreb and the Limits of IR
Authors
Series Title
Global Political Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19985-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19985-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19984-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 230
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