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    Introduction: the war on drugs and the global colour line

    Koram, Kojo (2019) Introduction: the war on drugs and the global colour line. In: Koram, Kojo (ed.) The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line. London, UK: Pluto, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9780745338828.

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    This book argues for how the 50-year War on Drugs has contributed to structural racial violence and oppressions across the globe. Contributors from a variety of countries will be drawing on empirical, theoretical and philosophical resources in order to illustrate how the drug war was both informed by and helped to perpetuate racialised divisions amongst the peoples of the world. Starting from an emphasis on the contradiction between the neutral, objective language of the drug prohibition treaties and the geographical and racial asymmetry in the violence that has been endured in the project of drug prohibition, this book will offer an original argument of reading the War on Drugs as a mechanism of continuing racial division across the world. Coinciding with the victories of Civil Rights and Decolonisation, which were supposed to erase the global colour line, the emergence of the War on Drugs has contributed to a renewal of these divisions in this ostensibly post-racial era.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Applied Macroeconomics, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Kojo Koram
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 15:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:47


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