Negotiating decolonization in the United Nations: Politics of space, identity, and international community Book

Patil, V. (2007). Negotiating decolonization in the United Nations: Politics of space, identity, and international community . 1-195. 10.4324/9780203935057

cited authors

  • Patil, V

fiu authors

abstract

  • Combining discourse and comparative historical methods of analysis, this book explores how colonialists and anti-colonialists renegotiated transnational power relationships within the debates on decolonization in the United Nations from 1946-1960. Shrewdly bringing together Sociology, Women's Studies, History, and Postcolonial Studies, it is interested in the following questions: how are modern constructions of gender and race forged in transnational - colonial as well as 'postcolonial' - processes? How did they emerge in and contribute to such processes during the colonial era? Specifically, how did they shape colonialist constructions of space, identity and international community? How has this relationship shifted with legal decolonization?

publication date

  • September 13, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 0203935055

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780203935057

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 195