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Across Oceans of Law - The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire (Paperback) Loot Price: R477
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Across Oceans of Law - The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire (Paperback): Renisa Mawani

Across Oceans of Law - The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire (Paperback)

Renisa Mawani

Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities

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In 1914 the British-built and Japanese-owned steamship Komagata Maru left Hong Kong for Vancouver carrying 376 Punjabi migrants. Chartered by railway contractor and purported rubber planter Gurdit Singh, the ship and its passengers were denied entry into Canada and two months later were deported to Calcutta. In Across Oceans of Law Renisa Mawani retells this well-known story of the Komagata Maru. Drawing on "oceans as method"-a mode of thinking and writing that repositions land and sea-Mawani examines the historical and conceptual stakes of situating histories of Indian migration within maritime worlds. Through close readings of the ship, the manifest, the trial, and the anticolonial writings of Singh and others, Mawani argues that the Komagata Maru's landing raised urgent questions regarding the jurisdictional tensions between the common law and admiralty law, and, ultimately, the legal status of the sea. By following the movements of a single ship and bringing oceans into sharper view, Mawani traces British imperial power through racial, temporal, and legal contests and offers a novel method of writing colonial legal history.

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Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Release date: August 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Renisa Mawani
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-7035-2
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Legal history
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > Immigration & emigration
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law > Immigration law
LSN: 0-8223-7035-2
Barcode: 9780822370352

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