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Juridical humanity : a colonial history

Author: Samera Esmeir
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Page [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samera Esmeir
ISBN: 9780804781251 0804781257 9780804783040 0804783047
OCLC Number: 764361121
Description: xv, 363 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Conquest --
Conscripts --
Wounds --
Battles --
Red zones --
Crisis.
Responsibility: Samera Esmeir.

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This book explores Egypt's legal history under British rule, revealing the centrality of the "human" to Egyptian legal and colonial history.  Read more...

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"Samera Esmeir's Juridical Humanity is a significant addition to the expanding literature on law, violence and colonialism ... Her provocative and insightful book opens important questions of Read more...

 
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