Law and the Postcolonial

Ethics, Politics, & Economy

Series Editors: Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mark Harris, Brenna Bhandar

Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics, & Economy seeks to expand the critical scope of racial, postcolonial, and global theory and analysis, focusing on how the global juridico-economic apparatus has been, and continues to be, shaped by the Colonial and the Racial structurings of power. It includes works that seek to move beyond the previous privileging of culture in considerations of racial and postcolonial subjectivity to offer a more comprehensive engagement with the legal, economic and moral issues of the global present.

  • Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • The Pirate Myth

    Genealogies of an Imperial Concept

    By Amedeo Policante

    The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international newspapers as an untimely ‘security threat’. It materializes on the most…

    Hardback – 2015-01-13
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • State Violence and the Execution of Law

    Biopolitcal Caesurae of Torture, Black Sites, Drones

    By Joseph Pugliese

    State Violence and the Execution of Law stages a provocative analysis of how the biopolitical divide between human and animal has played a fundamental role in enabling state violence, including torture, secret imprisonment and killing-at-a-distance via drones. Analyzing the complex ways in which…

    Hardback – 2013-03-07
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial