Gender, Orientalism, and the 'War on Terror': Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in Global Politics

TitleGender, Orientalism, and the 'War on Terror': Representation, Discourse, and Intervention in Global Politics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKhalid, Maryam
Edition1st
Number of Pages176
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon
Abstract

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. (taylorfrancis.com)

URLDOI:10.4324/9781315514055
Reprint Editionebook published 06/26/2017
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