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Displacement, integration and identity in the postcolonial world

Victoria Redclift
Taylor and Francis Online

Defining the relationship between displaced populations and the nation state is a fraught historical process. The Partition of India in 1947 provides a compelling example, yet markedly little attention has been paid to the refugee communities produced. Using the case of the displaced ‘Urdu-speaking minority’ in Bangladesh, this article considers what contemporary discourses of identity and integration reveal about the nature and boundaries of the nation state.

‘It’s like crossing a border everyday’: Police-migrant encounters in a postcolonial city

Zoha Waseem
Taylor and Francis Online

How are migrant communities policed in cities of the Global South where racially securitized discourses and colonial institutional legacies shape contemporary police practice? Critical criminologists advise that postcolonial perspectives offer valuable insights on imperial legacies, while allowing us to expand conceptual and empirical analyses of crime, policing, justice, and social order.

The 1947 Partition, War, and Internment

Kavita Daiya
Cambridge University Press