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States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law

Author: Stephen Morton
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Series: Postcolonialism across the disciplines, 11
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques used by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined in literature and law. Case  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Morton
ISBN: 9781846318498 1846318491 9781781381144 1781381143
OCLC Number: 878834375
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A Notes on TranslationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionPART I1. Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland2. Terrorism, Literature and Sedition in Colonial IndiaPART II3. States of Emergency, the Apartheid Legal Order, and the Tradition of the Oppressed in South AfricanFiction4. Torture, Indefinite Detention, and the Colonial State of Emergency in Kenya5. Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria's Colonial State of ExceptionPART II6.The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel's State of ExceptionConclusionBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Postcolonialism across the disciplines, 11
Responsibility: Stephen Morton.

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