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Colonial Terror

Colonial Terror

This title explores the legal role of torture and other violence as it was used in colonial ruling. It rigorously attempts to theorize the nature of this violence, including its materiality and its effects on the bodies of the colonized, and those who perpetrated it. This book provides a full examination of the history of torture in colonial India.

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Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 0192893939
Pages 256 pages
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to operate as a form of terror, and examines the role of torture as a terrorizing tactic of colonial policing.57 Drawing upon the work of both Giorgio Agamben and Michel Foucault, Colonial Terror argues, furthermore, that it is only ...

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