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Where and when does the violence end?
David M. Anderson
Paul J. Lane

Uhuru, Fruits of Independence: seven theses on nationalism in Kenya’, in J.  M. Lonsdale and E.  S. Atieno Odhiambo (eds), Mau Mau and Nationhood:  Arms, Authority and Narration (Oxford: James Currey, 2003), pp. 37–​46. 30 30   Human remains in society 5 Anon., ‘British funded memorial set to open in Uhuru Park’, Daily Nation (Nairobi), 12 September 2015. URL:​news/​ British-​funded-​Mau-​Mau-​memorial-​set-​to-​open-​Uhuru-​Park/​-​/​1056/​ 2866564/​-/​ ​jmccjoz/​-​/i​ ndex.html (accessed 19 September 2015). 6 D. Branch, ‘The search for the

in Human remains in society
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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family

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.

Given the significant similarities and differences between the welfare states of Northern Europe and their reactions to the perceived 'refugee crisis' of 2015, the book focuses primarily on the three main cases of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Placed in a wider Northern European context – and illustrated by those chapters that also discuss refugee experiences in Norway and the UK – the Danish, Swedish and German cases are the largest case studies of this edited volume. Thus, the book contributes to debates on the governance of non-citizens and the meaning of displacement, mobility and seeking asylum by providing interdisciplinary analyses of a largely overlooked region of the world, with two specific aims. First, we scrutinize the construction of the 2015 crisis as a response to the large influx of refugees, paying particular attention to the disciplinary discourses and bureaucratic structures that are associated with it. Second, we investigate refugees’ encounters with these bureaucratic structures and consider how these encounters shape hopes for building a new life after displacement. This allows us to show that the mobility of specific segments of the world’s population continues to be seen as a threat and a risk that has to be governed and controlled. Focusing on the Northern European context, our volume interrogates emerging policies and discourses as well as the lived experiences of bureaucratization from the perspective of individuals who find themselves the very objects of bureaucracies.

French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

(‘sincerity’), the limitative criterion sets up a mobile, subjective norm that cannot be defined objectively. Instead, the manifest process of interpretation involved turns the normative criterion into an interplay of differential normalities as it effects a process of repetitive changes and adaptation. Based on specific politics of reading and interpretation, the various approaches to nationhood invoked

in Security/ Mobility
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Janelle Joseph

often made to appear itinerant, fleeting, new or unexpected as Canadian nationhood, belonging, geography and citizenship is coded as European and white (McKittrick, 2002 ). This coding may be responsible for pushing black people towards an elsewhere, but it does not tell the whole story. Co-existing with the discourses emphasising Canada as a white, French and British nation (Indigenous peoples are also

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
Hannah Jones
Yasmin Gunaratnam
Gargi Bhattacharyya
William Davies
Sukhwant Dhaliwal
Emma Jackson
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Roiyah Saltus

Foucault's sense. Political questions of territory, nationhood, border, security and law return to the fore, overwhelming (or perhaps co-opting) questions of efficiency, macroeconomic growth, utility and aggregate welfare in the process. The need to display ‘toughness’ on immigration, to speak in terms of national symbolism (as opposed to aggregate outcomes), to sympathise with personal and local experiences of migration (as opposed to evidence

in Go home?
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Laura Chrisman

Middleton (eds.), Writing Englishness, 1900–1950: An Introductory Sourcebook on National Identity (London: Routledge, 1995); and John Lucas, England and Englishness: Ideas of Nationhood in English Poetry, 1688–1900 (London: Hogarth Press, 1990). 31 Simon Gikandi, Maps of Englishness, Ian Baucom, Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999). 32 Salman Rushdie, ‘Outside the Whale’, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981–1991 (London: Granta, 1991), pp. 87–102. 33 Rosemary Jolly, ‘Rehearsals of

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Joe Turner

circulations around grooming are consistently bound to white nationalism and white femininity. It is significant that in this speech, ‘rot’ is witnessed and felt by or on the family. What is so central to the scandal of grooming is that these are white girls raped by Asian men. To Peter McLoughlin (2016), what is significant about ‘grooming gangs’ is that these perpetrators always come after ‘our girls’. As YuvalDavis (1997) has argued, feminised bodies constitute a symbolic and biological role in the reproduction of race and nationhood, and, as with colonial fears about

in Bordering intimacy
Contesting the meaning of the 2015 refugee crisis in Sweden
Admir Skodo

Nationhood in France and Germany. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. Benhabib, Seyla (2004). The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Coutin, S., Richland, J., and Fortin, V. (2012). ‘Routine Exceptionality: The Plenary Power Doctrine and the Indigenous Under U.S. Law’, UC Irvine Law Review, 4(1), pp. 97–120. Dagens Juridik (2016). ‘Staten Får Tvinga Kommuner att ta Emot Flyktingar – Riksdagen Klubbade Lagen’ (The State Allowed to Force Municipalities to Receive Refugees – Parliament Passed the Law), 28 January

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Robert Fine
Philip Spencer

struggles in Israel-Palestine, which have found expression in documents like the Hamas Covenant and Hezbollah Manifesto (which appear to provide no place for Jewish nationhood in ‘Muslim’ lands and scarcely more space for individual Jews). In place of comparison, a method of choice is to contrast the existing state of Israel to an abstract idea of what the state ought to be and then decree that it falls short. According to this rhetoric, the state ought to be

in Antisemitism and the left