Global Justice and Desire

Global Justice and Desire

Number of page: 242
Author: edited by Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff
Publisher: Routledge
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Category: Business & Economics

Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, Global Justice and Desire addresses economy as a key ingredient in the dynamic interplay between modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing together a range of international contributors, the book proposes that both analyzing justice through the lens of desire, and considering desire through the lens of justice, are vital for exploring economic processes. A variety of approaches for capturing the complex and dynamic interplay of justice and desire in socioeconomic processes are taken up. But, acknowledging a complexity of forces and relations of power, domination, and violence – sometimes cohering and sometimes contradictory – it is the relationship between hierarchical gender arrangements, relations of exploitation, and their colonial histories that is stressed. Therefore, queer, feminist, and postcolonial perspectives intersect as Global Justice and Desire explores their capacity to contribute to more just, and more desirable, economies.

About The Author

Nikita Dhawan is Junior Professor of Political Science for Gender and Postcolonial Studies and Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Antke Engel is the director of the Institute for Queer Theory in Berlin, Germany.
Christoph H. E. Holzhey is the founding director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Germany.
Volker Woltersdorff is currently a fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute, Germany.