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The Resource Juridical humanity : a colonial history, Samera Esmeir

Juridical humanity : a colonial history, Samera Esmeir

Label
Juridical humanity : a colonial history
Title
Juridical humanity
Title remainder
a colonial history
Statement of responsibility
Samera Esmeir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In colonial Egypt, the state introduced legal reforms that claimed to liberate Egyptians from the inhumanity of pre-colonial rule and elevate them to the status of human beings. These legal reforms intersected with a new historical consciousness that distinguished freedom from force and the human from the pre-human, endowing modern law with the power to accomplish but never truly secure this transition. Samera Esmeir offers a historical and theoretical account of the colonizing operations of modern law in Egypt. Investigating the law, both on the books and in practice, she underscores the centrality of the "human" to Egyptian legal and colonial history and argues that the production of "juridical humanity" was a constitutive force of colonial rule and subjugation. This original contribution queries long-held assumptions about the entanglement of law, humanity, violence, and nature, and thereby develops a new reading of the history of colonialism --
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Esmeir, Samera
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Persons (Law)
  • Law
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Juridical humanity : a colonial history, Samera Esmeir
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1750904x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 363 pages
Isbn
9780804781251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIEb1750904x
  • (OCoLC)764361121
Label
Juridical humanity : a colonial history, Samera Esmeir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1750904x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 363 pages
Isbn
9780804781251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • FIEb1750904x
  • (OCoLC)764361121

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