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Published: 01 October 2014

249 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381144

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States of Emergency

Colonialism, Literature and Law

First Edition

Stephen Morton

Liverpool University Press

Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP

  • Demonstrates how colonial and postcolonial literatures can shed significant light on the relationship between law and state violence in the age of European colonialism and in the 'colonial present'.
  • Offers original critical readings of theories of sovereignty and the state of exception in the colonial and postcolonial world.
  • Looks at the representation of national liberation struggles and counter-insurgency in a range of postcolonial literary texts.