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Session 5: Colonial Law’s Personal Status

Central issues of private international law involve jurisdiction over persons and land, and the law applicable to each of these categories. If we replace these issues within a colonial setting, and if we apply gender as a category of social history, dramatic new questions arise.

Published onNov 12, 2021
Session 5: Colonial Law’s Personal Status

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  • Judith Surkis (2019), “Making the ‘Muslim Family’” in Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930.

  • Kathleen Lennon (2015), Imagination and the Imaginary (extracts).

  • Zakes Mda (2013), The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (extracts).

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