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Plasticity and Post-Colonial Recognition: Owning, Knowing and Being

Bhandar, Brenna (2011) 'Plasticity and Post-Colonial Recognition: Owning, Knowing and Being.' Law and Critique, 22 (3). pp. 227-249.

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Abstract

In this article the author traces the limits of the philosophy and politics of recognition as manifest in settler colonial contexts. Forms of property ownership and ways of being, sutured by the racial body, are contained by a restricting economy of owning, knowing and being. Bringing the concept of plasticity to bear on the relationship between the body, property and the colonial, the author illuminates the ways in which practices of ownership that exceed the restricted economy of recognition exhibit a temporal and spatial plasticity in the context of the Palestinian struggles over land in the West Bank.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for Ethnic Minority Studies
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL)
ISSN: 15728617
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1007/s10978-011-9089-y
Depositing User: Brenna Bhandar
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 08:57
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17155

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