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The Resource States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law, Stephen Morton

States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law, Stephen Morton

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States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law
Title
States of emergency
Title remainder
colonialism, literature and law
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Morton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can literature and culture from the postcolonial world help us to understand the relationship between law and violence associated with a state of emergency? And what light can legal narratives of emergency shed on postcolonial writing? States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined in literature and law. Through a series of case studies, the book considers how colonial states of exception have been defined and represented in the contexts of Ireland, India, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, and Israel-Palestine, and concludes with an assessment of the continuities between these colonial states of emergency and the 'wars on terror' in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. By doing so, the book considers how techniques of sovereignty, law and violence are reconfigured in the colonial present"--provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Postcolonialism across the disciplines
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Law in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
Label
States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law, Stephen Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- PART I -- 1. Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland -- 2. Terrorism, Literature and Sedition in Colonial India -- PART II -- 3. States of Emergency, the Apartheid Legal Order, and the Tradition of the Oppressed in South African Fiction -- 4. Torture, Indefinite Detention, and the Colonial State of Emergency in Kenya -- 5. Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria's Colonial State of Exception -- PART II -- 6.The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel's State of Exception -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17335978
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781846318498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP)co5745227
  • (OCoLC)830816668
Label
States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law, Stephen Morton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- PART I -- 1. Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland -- 2. Terrorism, Literature and Sedition in Colonial India -- PART II -- 3. States of Emergency, the Apartheid Legal Order, and the Tradition of the Oppressed in South African Fiction -- 4. Torture, Indefinite Detention, and the Colonial State of Emergency in Kenya -- 5. Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria's Colonial State of Exception -- PART II -- 6.The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel's State of Exception -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17335978
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781846318498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP)co5745227
  • (OCoLC)830816668

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