Gender, Orientalism, and the 'War on Terror': representation, discourse, and intervention in global politics

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9781315514055
ISBN (Print)9781138200692
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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NamePostcolonial Politics
PublisherRoutledge
No.8

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Khalid, Maryam. / Gender, Orientalism, and the 'War on Terror' : representation, discourse, and intervention in global politics. London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. 176 p. (Postcolonial Politics; 8).
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London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. 176 p. (Postcolonial Politics; No. 8).

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