Subaltern geopolitics: introduction

Sharp, J. (2011) Subaltern geopolitics: introduction. Geoforum, 42(3), pp. 271-273. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.04.006)

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Subaltern geopolitics is a concept we use in this special issue to look past the binary vision of geopolitical reasoning and much critical engagement with it and to go beyond the endlessly critical nature of some critical geopolitics, to offer alternative ways of imagining and doing geopolitics. Engaging with postcolonial, feminist and anti-geopolitical interventions, the papers included here present subaltern imaginaries that offer creative alternatives to mainstream geopolitical scripts. The concept of subaltern makes direct reference to postcolonial notions of power relations, suggesting a position that is not completely other, resistant or alternative to dominant power, but instead one that occupies an ambiguous position of marginality.

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Keywords:Critical geopolitics, feminist geopolitics, postcolonialism, power
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sharp, Professor Jo
Authors: Sharp, J.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Research Group:Human Geography Research Group
Journal Name:Geoforum
ISSN (Online):1872-9398
Published Online:10 June 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Geoforum 42(3):271-273
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
533021Creating postcolonial subjectivity: subaltern geopolitics, knowledge and citizenship in TanzaniaJoanne SharpEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/H041354/1School of Geographical and Earth Sciences