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Colonialism and the State of Exception

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on law as one dimension of the problem of transition into the postcolonial regime. Martial law was frequently declared in the colonies, but it remained controversial since it ... More


Legitimacy, violence and extraction in the practice of building states

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

in Everyday Resistance, Peacebuilding and State-Making: Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526108760
eISBN:
9781526124203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108760.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers the theoretical framework for the sociological analysis of peacebuilding. Its aim is to set two core arguments of the book: firstly that peacebuilding processes have a plural, ... More


Seismic Space: Camps, Cemeteries, Squares, and Monuments

in Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter turns to the spaces defined by the law and politics of disaster—and particularly the extent to which these spaces become ecstatic backdrops for the articulation of ecstatic subjects. ... More


Mbembe

Vincent W. Lloyd

in Religion of the Field Negro: On Black Secularism and Black Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277636
eISBN:
9780823280575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277636.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Cameroon-born political theorist Achille Mbembe has produced a body of work that deeply engages with Christianity: the role of Christianity in postcolonial and particularly African contexts, the ... More


Nothing Outside the Law

in Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314803
eISBN:
9781846317132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317132.003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the sovereign claims, ‘there is no more outside’, and ‘there is nothing before the law’ and how they are enabled by sovereignty's occupation of boundary spaces and the operation ... More


Mokele Mbembe: The Congo Dinosaur

Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

in Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the Mokele Mbembe. Although not as well publicized as those of Bigfoot, Nessie, and the Yeti, the legends of Mokele Mbembe, the alleged dinosaur of the Congo, have a long ... More


The Post-Genocidal African Subject: Patrice Nganang, Achille Mbembe and the Worldliness of Contemporary African Literature in French

Michael Syrotinski

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Whereas the 2007 littérature-monde manifesto seeks to break with the Francocentrism of Francophonie in favour of a radically decentred and transnational French-language literature, Manifeste d'une ... More


Postcolonialism and Deconstruction: The Francophone Connection

Michael Syrotinski

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After years of sustained critical attention to Anglophone texts and contexts, postcolonial theory has established some sort of a connection, albeit belatedly, with the Francophone world. The three ... More


African Refugees Asunder in South Africa: Performing the Fallout of Violence in Every Year, Every Day, I am Walking

Sarah Davies Cordova

in Choreographies of 21st Century Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190201661
eISBN:
9780190201692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201661.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter considers the representation in Every Year, Every Day, I am Walking of the physical and mental trauma that displaced persons endure as a result of war in their homelands. This physical ... More


Peace and the Killing: Compatible Logics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zoë Marriage

in Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199378296
eISBN:
9780199378319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The trade of mineral resources contributed to the mechanisms of mass atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the war that started in 1998. The peace agreed to in 2002 reversed the ... More


The Death and Life of Colonial Mortality Bills

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter Four investigates the forms of human accounting in colonial newspapers across North American port cities. Applying the methods of literary criticism to materials that were once the province ... More


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