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  1. Across oceans of law : the Komagata Maru and jurisdiction in the time of empire

    Mawani, Renisa, 1970-
    Durham : Duke University Press, 2018

    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.

    Online Duke University Press

  2. Colonial proximities : crossracial encounters and juridical truths in British Columbia, 1871-1921

    Mawani, Renisa, 1970-
    Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009.

    Real and imagined encounters between aboriginal peoples, European colonists, Chinese migrants, and mixed-race populations produced racial anxieties that underwrote cross racial contacts in the salmon canneries, the illicit liquor trade, and the (white) slavery scare in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British Columbia. "Colonial Proximities" explores the legal and spatial strategies of rule deployed by Indian agents, missionaries, and legal authorities who aspired to restrict cross racial encounters. By connecting genealogies of aboriginal-European contact with those of Chinese migration, this book reveals that territorial dispossession and Chinese exclusion were never distinct projects but two conjunctive processes in the making of the settler regime. Drawing on archival documents and historical records, "Colonial Proximities" historicizes current discussions of multiculturalism and pluralism in modern settler societies by revealing how cross racial interactions in one colonial contact zone inspired juridical racial truths and forms of governance that continue to linger in contemporary racial politics. It is essential reading for students and scholars of history, anthropology, sociology, colonial/post colonial studies, and critical race and legal studies.

  3. Colonial proximities : crossracial encounters and juridical truths in British Columbia, 1871-1921

    Mawani, Renisa, 1970-
    Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009.

    Real and imagined encounters between aboriginal peoples, European colonists, Chinese migrants, and mixed-race populations produced racial anxieties that underwrote cross racial contacts in the salmon canneries, the illicit liquor trade, and the (white) slavery scare in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British Columbia. "Colonial Proximities" explores the legal and spatial strategies of rule deployed by Indian agents, missionaries, and legal authorities who aspired to restrict cross racial encounters. By connecting genealogies of aboriginal-European contact with those of Chinese migration, this book reveals that territorial dispossession and Chinese exclusion were never distinct projects but two conjunctive processes in the making of the settler regime. Drawing on archival documents and historical records, "Colonial Proximities" historicizes current discussions of multiculturalism and pluralism in modern settler societies by revealing how cross racial interactions in one colonial contact zone inspired juridical racial truths and forms of governance that continue to linger in contemporary racial politics. It is essential reading for students and scholars of history, anthropology, sociology, colonial/post colonial studies, and critical race and legal studies.

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