Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law. Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law 37. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Anghie, Antony. 'The Evolution of International Law: ...

Author: Sunera Thobani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350148116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.
Categories: Philosophy

For the Love of Humanity

For the Love of Humanity

Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, 7. 101. Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, 111. 102. Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, 112.

Author: Ayca Cubukcu

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812295375

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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On February 15, 2003, millions of people around the world demonstrated against the war that the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies were planning to wage in Iraq. Despite this being the largest protest in the history of humankind, the war on Iraq began the next month. That year, the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) emerged from the global antiwar movement that had mobilized against the invasion and subsequent occupation. Like the earlier tribunal on Vietnam convened by Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre, the WTI sought to document—and provide grounds for adjudicating—war crimes committed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allied forces during the Iraq war. For the Love of Humanity builds on two years of transnational fieldwork within the decentralized network of antiwar activists who constituted the WTI in some twenty cities around the world. Ayça Çubukçu illuminates the tribunal up close, both as an ethnographer and a sympathetic participant. In the process, she situates debates among WTI activists—a group encompassing scholars, lawyers, students, translators, writers, teachers, and more—alongside key jurists, theorists, and critics of global democracy. WTI activists confronted many dilemmas as they conducted their political arguments and actions, often facing interpretations of human rights and international law that, unlike their own, were not grounded in anti-imperialism. Çubukçu approaches this conflict by broadening her lens, incorporating insights into how Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Iraqi High Tribunal grappled with the realities of Iraq's occupation. Through critical analysis of the global debate surrounding one of the early twenty-first century's most significant world events, For the Love of Humanity addresses the challenges of forging global solidarity against imperialism and makes a case for reevaluating the relationships between law and violence, empire and human rights, and cosmopolitan authority and political autonomy.
Categories: Political Science

Sovereignty After Empire

Sovereignty After Empire

Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, p. 178. Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, p. 136. Rajagopal, International Law from Below, pp. 50–72. Anghie, Imperialism ...

Author: Sally N Cummings

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748675395

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This is a unique, systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the Middle East and Central Asia. It brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions.
Categories: Political Science

Civilizational Discourses in Weapons Control

Civilizational Discourses in Weapons Control

246 This violence of constituting universal international law vis-à-vis colonialism persisted in the late nineteenth century as the positivists 'sought to reconstruct the entire system of international law as a creation of sovereign ...

Author: Ritu Mathur

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030449438

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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This book seeks to decolonize practices of arms control and disarmament. In this endeavor it seeks to problematize our understanding of time and civilization as rhetorical resources. The need for such an undertaking can be premised on the claim that while problems of modernity, ethnocentrism and universalism are now a central concern within the field of international relations, these ideas are scarcely debated or contested within the field of arms control and disarmament. The singular focus on technological innovations and specific policy-oriented agreements in practices of arms control and disarmament appears to stymie the need for such engagements. This book is an invitation to explore intersecting discourses on colonialism, racialism, nationalism and humanitarianism within a historically grounded terrain of weapons control. An understanding of these practices is vital not to prescribe any standards of civilization or exceptionalism in weapons control but to be cognizant through critique of the dangers embedded in any effort at reconstellating the constitutional nuclear order.
Categories: Political Science

Sovereignty Games

Sovereignty Games

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Antonowicz, Lech. 1966-1967. Definition of State in International Law. Polish Yearbook of International Law 1: 195-207.

Author: Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Publisher: Governance, Security and Devel

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131640380

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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This book offers an in-depth examination of the strategic use of State sovereignty in contemporary European and international affairs and the consequences of this for authority relations in Europe and beyond. It suggests a new approach to the study of State sovereignty, proposing to understand the use of sovereignty as games where States are becoming more instrumental in their claims to sovereignty and skilled in adapting it to the challenges that they face.
Categories: Political Science

Crafting the International Order

Crafting the International Order

Practitioners and Practices of International Law since c.1800 Marcus M. Payk, Kim Christian Priemel ... 2012); Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Author: Marcus M. Payk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192609267

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This volume sheds light on how lawyers have made sense of, engaged in, and shaped international politics over the past three hundred years. Chapters show how politicians and administrators, diplomats and military men, have considered their tasks in legal terms, and how the field of international relations has been filled with the distinctly legal vocabulary of laws, regulations, treaties, agreements, and conventions. Leading experts in the field provide insights into what it means when concrete decisions are taken, negotiations led, or controversies articulated and resolved by legal professionals. They also inquire into how the often-criticised gaps between juristic standards and everyday realities can be explained by looking at the very medium of law. Rather than sorting people and problems into binary categories such as 'law' and 'politics' or 'theory' and 'practice', the case studies in this volume reflect on these dichotomies and dissolve them into the messy realities of conflicts and interactions which take place in historically contingent situations, and in which international lawyers assume varying personas.
Categories: Law

German Yearbook of International Law

German Yearbook of International Law

International law concerned with the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living , 24 the rights to be free from hunger25 and to ... 27 Antony Anghie , Imperialism , Sovereignty and the Making of International Law ( 2004 ) , 6.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105134448807

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 780

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Categories: Constitutional law

Ottawa Law Review

Ottawa Law Review

Imperialism , Sovereignty and the Making of International Law by Antony Anghie Cambridge , Cambridge University Press , 2005. Pp . 378 . a International politics has always been regarded as an arena where only the most powerful players ...

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ISBN: OSU:32437122904366

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals