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    Race in the shadow of law: state violence in contemporary Europe

    Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2016) Race in the shadow of law: state violence in contemporary Europe. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138649361.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Race, Law and Unruliness offers a critical legal analysis of European responses to institutional racism. It draws connections between contemporary legal knowledge practices and colonial systems of thought; arguing that many people of colour experience the law as a part of a racial problem, rather than a solution, to racial injustice. Based on a critical legal ethnography of anti-racism work in Europe, the book positions Black and anti-racist perspectives at the centre, rather than the margins, of critically thinking through the intersection of race and law. Combining this ethnography with comparative legal analysis, discourse analysis, and critical race theory, the book develops a critical discussion of the European legal frameworks aimed at regulating racism, and particularly institutional racism, in policy and policing. In linking this critique to the transformative potential of social movements, however, it goes on to examine the strategic and creative possibility of disrupting conventional modes of engaging, and resisting, law.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 11:36
    Last Modified: 30 May 2017 09:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14522

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