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Juridical Humanity

Author: Samera Esmeir
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804783144
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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.

Humanity

Author: Fabian Klose
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647101451
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This volume investigates the development of the concepts and practices of “humanity” from the sixteenth century up to the present. By taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the contributers focus on Europe as well as Europe’s relations to other world regions in the process that shaped “humanity”. They show how this emerging concept led to the overcoming of fundamental divisions in many spheres on the one hand and the formation of new hierarchies on the other.

Empire Emergency And International Law

Author: John Reynolds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107172519
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This book analyses the states of emergency exposing the intersections between colonial law, international law, imperialism and racial discrimination.

Animal Traces

Author: Manuela Rossini
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 3412222666
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