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Experiencing the New Order: In Search of an Identity, 1775–1890

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the need of the educated middle class to establish themselves as an ‘aware legal subject’, as they experienced a different formation of a public sphere that came with the ... More


Xenogenesis and the Technical Legal Subject

Kieran Tranter

in Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420891
eISBN:
9781474453707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that a detailed reading of Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Xenogenesis’ series clarifies how, notwithstanding the challenges to its being and its agency by technical legality, responsibility ... More


Introduction

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the purpose of the book and its main arguments. It briefly discusses the cultural angle of the rule of law, as introduced and developed by colonial discourse, ... More


Overcoming the Dualism of Legal Theory

Jeff Mielke

in Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265658
eISBN:
9780191682919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265658.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents the Pure Theory of Law's discussion of the natural law origins of the dualism of objective law and subjective right, the concept of subjective right, the concept of legal ... More


Domains of Law: Private, Public, and Criminal Law

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860877
eISBN:
9780191892936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860877.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the three major domains in law and the study of law: private, public, and criminal law. These domains have their own principles, vocabularies, and structures, each geared to ... More


Religious Actors as an Analytical Category

Ioana Cismas

in Religious Actors and International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712824
eISBN:
9780191781186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712824.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter clarifies key concepts of the book. It explains the heuristic function of an analytical category, and the utility of employing religious actors as an analytical device. It then defines ... More


A Theory of Legal Personhood

Visa AJ Kurki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal personhood is a foundational concept of Western legal thought. It has recently become highly topical, underpinning contemporary debates over the legal status of animals, corporations, foetuses, ... More


Your Face Doesn’t Go Anywhere: Cultural Production and Legal Subjectivity

Boatema Boateng

in The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670024
eISBN:
9781452946863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670024.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses how both adinkra and kente makers and musicians fight for the copyright protection of their products. Ghanaian recording artists and producers began to press for more effective ... More


Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Status under Contemporary International Law

Mattias Åhrén

in Indigenous Peoples' Status in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778196
eISBN:
9780191823596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778196.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explains how contemporary international law—breaking with the state-individual dichotomy integral to the classical international legal system—has gradually come to recognize that a human ... More


Accidental Metaphysics

Trais Pearson

in Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501740152
eISBN:
9781501740176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740152.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the adoption and adaptation of tacit assumptions about human identity, agency, and responsibility that underlie legal liberalism—in other words, the metaphysics of civil law. ... More


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