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Routledge Handbook of Law, Race and the Postcolonial

Edited by: Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mark Harris

ISBN13: 9780415823739
To be Published: September 2022
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00

Routledge Handbook of Law, Race and the Postcolonial is a comprehensive and original reference work setting out contemporary issues and theoretical aspects relating to postcolonialism, race and the law. The contributions examine juridical apparatuses as they operate in concert with economic and ethical frameworks, procedures, and architectures. Instead of approaching law as a self-sufficient instrument of power, this volume exposes the complex terrain of deployment and operation of legal instruments and how they, along with economic mechanisms and ethical programmes, participate in the constitution of the political space shared by both former colonial powers and colonies.

The volume features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of international and leading experts in the field. The chapters represent a range of texts that explore and critique the statements, narratives, and structures of the legal, economic, and moral texts and practices that characterize colonial and racial subjugation. With a comprehensive introduction written by the editors the handbook places the collected material in its historical context while tracing the trajectory of postcolonialism and the legal to its current critical and political engagements.

Law and Society
Part 1: Origins, Texts, Concepts
1. Theoretical frameworks and critical apparatuses
2. Critical Interventions
3. Race and Indigenous scholarship

Part 2: Sovereignty, Security and Governance
4. Juridical and administrative mechanisms
5.Governance and bio-political apparatuses
6. Resistance: mechanisms and practices

Part 3: Land, Labour, Resources
7. Space and Borders
8. Structures Enabling Exploitation of Resources
9. Labour Exploitation and Population Displacement

Part 4: Culture, Knowledge, Subjectivity
10. Official and subjugated histories
11. Counter-hegemonic accounts
12. Appropriation and production of knowledge(s)