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Criminal Legalities and Minorities in the Global South, Rights and Resistance in a Decolonial World, edited by George B. Radics, Pablo Ciocchini

"Radics and Ciocchini have deftly curated the contributions of new and established scholars in a work that amply illustrates why scholarship from the Global South matters in building knowledge and shaping theory." -Dee Smythe, Professor and Director of the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town, South Africa "The editors and authors not only show us how violence manifests in the Global South but also what we can learn from the diverse ways in which these populations respond to oppressive conditions and engage with the law." -Lynette J. Chua, Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and President of the Asian Law & Society Association "Criminal Legalities' originality lies in the Southern perspective it adopts to document the specific forms that law and the criminal justice system take when they target disadvantaged groups in nations that are politically and culturally marginalized themselves." -Roberto Gargarella, Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Senior Researcher at National Research Center, Argentina This book explores how the law and the institutions of the criminal justice system expose minorities to different types of violence, either directly, through discrimination and harassment, or indirectly, by creating the conditions that make them vulnerable to violence from other groups of society. It draws on empirical insights across a broad array of communities and locales of the Global South. The book examines the challenges of protecting those at the margins of power, especially those whom the law is often used to oppress. George B. Radics is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and holds a joint appointment with NUS College. Pablo Ciocchini is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK, and Research Associate in the Institute for Legal Culture of the National University of La Plata, Argentina.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part I. Rebuilding after violence -- Chapter 1. The Caradiru Prison Massacre and Ongoing Military Repression in Brazil (Emilio Meyer, Marta Machado) -- Chapter 2. Politics before Law: The New Penal Code of 2017 and its Limited Protections for Ethnic Minorities in Post-Conflict Afghanistan (Bashir Mobasher, Nasiruddin Nezaami) -- Chapter 3. "Between denial and memory" a socio-legal reading of securitisation narratives in Transitional Colombia (Gustavo Rojas Paez). - Part II. Economic interest and the state -- Chapter 4. Enforcing Exclusion through the Law: The National Register of Citizens in India (Suraj Gogoi) -- Chapter 5. Colonial Legal Continuities in Post-Colonial Pakistan: A look at the construction of law, ownership and crime (Sabeen Kazmi) -- Chapter 6. (Cr)Immigration and Merit-Based Migration in the Global South: Policing "Alcoholic Indians" and "Bangladeshi Terrorists" in Singapore (George Radics) -- Chapter 7. Disciplining colonial subjects: Neoliberal Legalities, Disasters and the Criminalization of Protest in Puerto Rico (José Atiles Osoria) -- Part III. Entrenched cultural biases -- Chapter 8. "Truth" and "Consent" in Sexual Violence Reporting in Criminal Justice and Legal Contexts in Singapore (Dr Joseph Greener, Stacy Ooi). - Chapter 9. Between Toys and Behind Bars: Mothers in Jail in the State of Ceará, Brazil (Lara Nascimento Meneses, João Araújo Monteiro Neto, Nestor Eduardo Araruna Santiago) -- Chapter 10. The "War on Drugs" in Philippine Criminal Courts: Legal Professionals' Moral Discourse and Plea Bargaining in Drug-Related Cases (Pablo Ciocchini, Jayson Lamchek) -- Part IV. Criminalisation of Diversity. - Chapter 11. Circuits of Law: Everyday Criminalisation of Transgender Embodiment in Istanbul (Ezgi Taşcıoğlu). - Chapter 12. Reaffirming Womanhood: Young transwomen and online sex work in Philippines (Veronica Gregorio) -- Chapter 13. A queer chinkhoswe: Reimagining the customary in Malawi (Nigel Timothy Mpemba Patel)
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XVI, 299 pages), 4 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.
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