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Title Law, orientalism, and postcolonialism : the jurisdiction of the lotus eaters / Piyel Haldar.
Imprint Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource
Series Discourses of law
Discourses of law.
Note Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Law -- Psychological aspects.
Colonization -- Psychological aspects.
Contents Introduction : the colonization of the legal subject -- Plato and orientalism -- The sultan's enjoyment -- Envy and subjectivity in orientalism -- Ex oriente lex; orientalism and the colonisation of sublime enjoyment -- Anglican pleasures in the orient; staging the rule of law -- Conclusion : dust is miscarried.
Summary Focusing on the?problem? of pleasure Law, Orientalism and Postcolonialism uncovers the organizing principles by which the legal subject was colonized. That occidental law was complicit in colonial expansion is obvious. What remains to be addressed, however, is the manner in which law and legal discourse sought to colonize individual subjects as subjects of law. It was through the permission of pleasure that modern Western subjects were refined and domesticated. Legally sanctioned outlets for private and social enjoyment instilled and continue to instil within the individual tight self-c.
Other Title Print version: Haldar, Piyel. Law, orientalism, and postcolonialism. 1st ed. Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007 9780415962247 0415962242