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Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations: The Politics of Transgression in the Maghreb

Sajed, Alina

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Title: Postcolonial Encounters in International ...

Publication Date: 2013

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Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations examines the social and cultural aspects of the political violence that underpinned the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the multi-layered postcolonial realities that ensued.

This book explores the reality of the lives of North African migrants in postcolonial France, with a particular focus on their access to political entitlements such as citizenship and rights. This reality is complicated even further by complex practices of memory undertaken by Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who negotiate, in their writings, between the violent memory of the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the contemporary conundrums of postcolonial migration.

The book pursues thus the politics of (post)colonial memory by tracing its representations in literary, political, and visual narratives belonging to various Franco-Maghrebian intellectuals, who see themselves as living and writing between France and the Maghreb. By adopting a postcolonial perspective, a perspective quite marginal in International Relations, the book investigates a different international relations, which emerges via narratives of migration. A postcolonial standpoint is instrumental in understanding the relations between class, gender, and race, which interrogate and reflect more generally on the shared (post)colonial violence between North Africa and France, and on the politics of mediating violence through complex practices of memory.

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Alina Sajed is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. She researches on decolonial/postcolonial approaches to International Relations, with a special focus on Third Wordlism as an intellectual and political project, and on political violence in the context of colonialism/decolonization. Her research has been published in Review of International Studies, Third World Quarterly, International Studies Review, Globalizations, Citizenship Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and Postcolonial Studies. She is also the co-author (with William D. Coleman) of Fifty Key Thinkers on Globalization, published by Routledge in 2012.

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