Race, Racism and Development places racism and constructions of race at the centre of an exploration of the dominant discourses, structures and practices of development. Combining insights from postcolonial and race critical theory with a political economy framework, it puts forward provocative theoretical analyses of the relationships between development, race, capital, embodiment and resistance in historical and contemporary contexts. Exposing how race is central to development policies and practices relating to human rights, security, good governance, HIV/AIDS, population control, NGOs, visual representations and the role of diasporas in development, the book raises compelling questions about contemporary imperialism and the possibilities for transnational political solidarity.
Kalpana Wilson is a Fellow at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics.
Introduction 1. Race, capital and resistance through the lens of 1857 2. The gift of agency: gender and race in development representations 3. Population control, the Cold War and racialising reproduction 4. Pathologising racialised sexualities in the HIV/AIDS pandemic 5. New uses of 'race' in the 1990s: humanitarian intervention, good governance and democracy 6. Imperialism, accumulation and racialised embodiment 7. Worlds beyond the political? Postdevelopment and race 8. Reconfiguring 'Britishness': diasporas, DfID and neoliberalism In lieu of a conclusion... Notes References Index