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Law, Race and the Postcolonial

  1. Penal Power and Colonial Rule

    By Mark Brown

    This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre. Proposing a radical revision of the Foucauldian thesis that criminological knowledge emerged in the service of a new form of power – discipline – that had inserted itself into the...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy

    Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State

    Edited by Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, Edwina Howell

    The 1972 Aboriginal Embassy was one of the most significant indigenous political demonstrations of the twentieth century. What began as a simple response to a Prime Ministerial statement on Australia Day 1972, evolved into a six-month political stand-off between radical Aboriginal activists and a...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Between Indigenous and Settler Governance

    Edited by Lisa Ford, Tim Rowse

    Between Indigenous and Settler Governance addresses the history, current development and future of Indigenous self-governance in four settler-colonial nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Bringing together emerging scholars and leaders in the field of indigenous law and...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Community Futures, Legal Architecture

    Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom

    Edited by Marcia Langton, Judy Longbottom

    How are indigenous and local people faring in their dealings with mining and related industries in the first part of the 21st century? The unifying experience in all the resource-rich states covered in the book is the social and economic disadvantage experienced by indigenous peoples and local...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade

    Remedying the 'Past'?

    Edited by Fernne Brennan, John Packer

    Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the ‘Past’? Addresses how reparations might be obtained for the legacy of the Trans Atlantic slave trade. This collection lends weight to the argument that liability is not extinguished on the death of the plaintiffs or perpetrators. Arguing...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Historiography, Empire and the Rule of Law

    Imagined Constitutions, Remembered Legalities

    By Ian Duncanson

    Historiography, Empire and the Rule of Law considers the intersection of these terms in the historical development of what has come to be known as the ‘rule of law’. The separation of governmental powers, checks and balances, and judicial independence signified something entirely new in the way in...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. A Discourse on Domination in Mandate Palestine

    Imperialism, Property and Insurgency

    By Zeina B. Ghandour

    British discourse during the Mandate, with its unremitting convergence on the problematic ‘native question’, and which rested on racial and cultural theories and presumptions, as well as on certain givens drawn from the British class system, has been taken for granted by historians. The validity of...

    Published August 31st 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Erotic Justice

    Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism

    By Ratna Kapur

    The essays in Erotic Justice address the ways in which law has been implicated in contemporary debates dealing with sexuality, culture and `different' subjects - including women, sexual minorities, Muslims and the transnational migrant. Law is analyzed as a discursive terrain, where these different...

    Published February 2nd 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Race, Law, Resistance

    By Patricia Tuitt

    Race, Law, Resistance is an original and important contribution to current theoretical debates on race and law. The central claims are that racial oppression has profoundly influenced the development of legal doctrine and that the production of subjugated figures like the slave and the refugee has...

    Published May 18th 2004 by Routledge-Cavendish