Your Work Is Not International Relations

Abu-Bakare, Amal ORCID: 0000-0002-9908-398X
(2022) Your Work Is Not International Relations. ALTERNATIVES, 47 (2). pp. 115-122.

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<jats:p> This is an eight-page reflection piece on gatekeeping in IR knowledge production and the politics that goes into presenting national racial contestations as issues unworthy of international study and consideration. Premised on a personal experience of scholastic rejection, this commentary is a reflective intervention concerning the state of the field and the imperial connotations of methodological disciplinarity – the process in which IR research is restricted within disciplinary borders because of scholastic endeavours to keep the discipline pure. Here, using anti-imperial thought, I press for deeper consideration and re-evaluation of how academics come to decide which experiences of the world should be deemed worthy of global recognition and where the boundaries of IR should come to an end. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intervention, reparative scholarship, racialisation, international relations, counterterrorism
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 14:17
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:11
DOI: 10.1177/03043754221076965
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