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Global and insurgent legalities.
"[This book] examines how modern property law contributes to the formation of racial subjects in settler colonies and to the development of racial capitalism. Examining both historical cases and ongoing processes of settler colonialism in Canada, Australia, and Israel and Palestine, [The author] shows how the colonial appropriation of indigenous lands depends upon ideologies of European racial superiority as well as upon legal narratives that equate civilized life with English concepts of property. In this way, property law legitimates and rationalizes settler colonial practices while it racializes those deemed unfit to own property. The solution to these enduring racial and economic inequities, [the author] demonstrates, requires developing a new political imaginary of property in which freedom is connected to shared practices of use and community rather than individual possession."-- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Use Propertied abstractions Improvement Status.
K738 .B53 2018
Available in Other Form
Online version: Bhandar, Brenna, 1973- Colonial lives of property. Durham : Duke University Press, 2018