By S. Salih
This examine considers cultural representations of "brown" humans in Jamaica and England along the determinations of race via statute from the Abolition period onwards. via shut readings of up to date fictions and "histories," Salih probes the level to which colonial ideologies can have been underpinned by means of what may be referred to as subject-constituting statutes, besides the opportunity of strength and violence which unavoidably undergird the legislations. the writer explores the function felony and non-legal discourse performs in disciplining the brown physique in pre- and post-Abolition colonial contexts, in addition to how are different our bodies and identities – e.g. black, white are discursively disciplined. Salih examines even if it’s attainable to assert that non-legal texts corresponding to prose fictions are engaged during this type of discursive disciplining, and extra largely, appears to be like at what modern formulations of "mixed" id owe to those felony or non-legal discursive formations. This research demonstrates the extraordinary connections among old and modern discourses of race and brownness and argues for a shift within the methods we predict approximately, symbolize and talk about "mixed race" people.
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