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    Police violence and biocolonisation

    Narayan, Yasmeen (2023) Police violence and biocolonisation. Ethnic and Racial Studies , ISSN 0141-9870.

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    This essay presents a transdisciplinary, reparatory history of police violence in Britain during the nineteen seventies and eighties. I consider how the histories of transcontinental colonial nationalisms and anticolonial internationalisms were intertwined with the development of transcolonial counterinsurgency operations and local modes of policing from the late eighteenth century. I argue that this is essential to an understanding of police violence in Britain that is interwoven with the trajectories of anticolonial, antifascist and antiracist political cultures. I discuss the psychopolitical legacies of police violence which illustrates the beginnings of a broader theory of racialised subjectification that I call biocolonisation.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Race Forum
    Depositing User: Yasmeen Narayan
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2023 15:28
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:21


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