Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Definitions and categories: epistemologies of race and critique

Gruffydd Jones, Branwen ORCID: 2016. Definitions and categories: epistemologies of race and critique. Postcolonial Studies 19 (2) , pp. 173-184. 10.1080/13688790.2016.1254014
Item availability restricted.

[thumbnail of Definitions and Categories Epistemologies of Race and Critique.pdf] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (399kB)


One of the striking and important features of The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics is the breadth and depth of literature over two and a half centuries which is examined. Hobson reveals irrefutably the centrality of racialised thought to the foundations of the disciplinary field of International Relations. Such an exercise necessarily encounters difficult methodological questions. This contribution to the forum reflects on the methodological and epistemological challenges of the critique of racial thought. How should we define racialised or racist thought, and how should we distinguish the various strands of racial and eurocentric thought? Does it matter if a critique of racial thought employs modes of categorisation and typology which seem to mirror the epistemological or methodological features of some strands of racial thought itself?

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Additional Information: @ Branwen Gruffydd Jones
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 1466-1888
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 July 2017
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 05:49

Citation Data

Cited 7 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics