Subjects and citizens
Cordoning off colonial spoils
in (B)ordering Britain
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Chapter 3 tracks the years between 1948 and 1981, during which the rights of British subjects expanded and retracted drastically. Over the course of these decades legal statuses associated with the British imperial polity proliferated, their content and meaning shifting according to fluctuating imperial ambitions. The effect of these statutory changes was to create Britain as a domestic space of colonialism in which colonial wealth is principally an entitlement of Britons, conjured up as white, and in which poor racialised people are disproportionately policed, marginalised, expelled and killed.

(B)ordering Britain

Law, race and empire


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