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By Dibyesh Anand

ISBN-10: 0816647658

ISBN-13: 9780816647651

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Geopolitical Exotica examines exoticized Western representations of Tibet and Tibetans and the controversy over that land’s prestige in regards to China. targeting particular cultural photographs of the 20th century—promulgated by means of novels, well known motion pictures, travelogues, and memoirs—Dibyesh Anand lays naked the thoughts in which “Exotica Tibet” and “Tibetanness” were developed, and he investigates the influence those buildings have had on those who find themselves being represented.


Although photographs of Tibet have excited the preferred mind's eye within the West for a few years, Geopolitical Exotica is the 1st ebook to discover representational practices in the learn of diplomacy. Anand demanding situations the parochial practices of present mainstream diplomacy concept and perform, claiming that the self-discipline is still quite often Western in its orientation. His research of Tibet’s prestige in regards to China scrutinizes the vocabulary afforded via traditional diplomacy concept and considers matters that beforehand were undertheorized on the subject of Tibet, together with imperialism, historical past, diaspora, illustration, and identity.


In this masterfully artificial paintings, Anand establishes that postcoloniality presents new insights into subject matters of illustration and id and demonstrates how IR as a self-discipline can meaningfully extend its concentration past the West.


Dibyesh Anand is a reader in diplomacy on the collage of Westminster, London.

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