Enduring Recognition: the power of plasticity

Bhandar, Brenna (2011) Enduring Recognition: the power of plasticity. Law and Critique, 22 (3). pp. 227-249. ISSN 0957-8536. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this article the author traces the limits of the philosophy and politics of recognition as manifest in colonial settler contexts. Forms of property ownership and ways of being, sutured by the racial body, are contained by a restricted economy of owning, knowing and being. Bringing the concept of plasticity to bear on the relationship between the body, property and the colonial, the author illuminates the ways in which practices of ownership that exceed the restricted economy of recognition exhibit a temporal and spatial plasticity in the context of the Palestinian struggles over land in the West Bank.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Indigenous – Land rights – Ownership – Palestine – Plasticity – Post-colonial theory – Property – Recognition
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Deborah Sowrey
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 11:21
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26018 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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