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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

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Laura Chrisman

Kelley points out: neither Africa nor Pan-Africanism are necessarily the source of black transnational political identities; sometimes they live through or are integrally tied to other kinds of international movements – Socialism, Communism, Feminism, Surrealism … Communist and socialist movements … have long been harbingers of black internationalism that explicitly reaches out to all oppressed colonial subjects as well as to white workers.28 Peniel Joseph underscores this when he argues for the centrality of Cuba to black American political cultures.29 He further

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Janelle Joseph

, nuclear family and education. Within the latter, school cricket also played no small role in teaching young black boys how to be “civilised,” in education institutions across the Caribbean (Sandiford, 1998 ). It was not only the sport itself, but the style of play that conferred a respectable habitus. However, as is the wont of (post)colonial subjects, a simultaneous

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
Sol Plaatje and W.E.B.Du Bois
Laura Chrisman

York: New York University Press, 2000); J. Lorand Matory, ‘Surpassing “Survival”: On the Urbanity of “Traditional Religion” in the Afro-Atlantic World’, The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, 30, 3–4 (2000), pp. 36–43; Philip Zachernuk, Colonial Subjects: An African Intelligentsia and Atlantic Ideas (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000).

in Postcolonial contraventions
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‘Ordinary’ people and immigration politics
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

ordinary. Similarly, the re-entry of immigration into public debate in the UK over the last twenty years has unsettled a seeming settlement about the place of ‘ethnic minorities’ in British society. The reminders of colonial processes, which led former British colonial subjects to the UK, are roused again by the arrival of new movements of populations from other parts of the globe. New kinds of resistance, identification and rejection form in

in Go home?
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

between imperialism and genocide, an approach that illuminates important elements of the Nazi project, especially in relation to the killing fields of Eastern Europe, 55 but not the role of antisemitism in the conception and execution of the Holocaust. Jews were not just one of many targets but the primary focus of a movement designed to bring about their total annihilation; Jews were not just colonial subjects exploited in Eastern Europe but were transported

in Antisemitism and the left
Joe Turner

). Here pilgrim throngs, hunting bands, daciots and ‘bandits’, itinerant communities who travelled without sufficient scrutiny such as religious mendicants, prostitutes and slave traders, increasingly became subject to experiments in enclosure, containment and monitoring (also see Legg 2007). As Singha (2000: 152) highlights, administrators were particularly anxious about the apparent absence of visible social hierarchies and ‘verified social antecedents’ which allowed colonial subjects to ‘conceal or misrepresent their true identity’ whilst they moved. 74 Bordering

in Bordering intimacy