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Bodies on the Line in Burma's Law Reports, 1892-1922

Cheesman, Nicholas

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�A legal world is built,� Robert Cover once wrote, �only to the extent that there are commitments that place bodies on the line� (1986: 1601). Cover meant that through certain legal commitments bodies are made the subjects of violence. But bodies are also literally placed on the line in authoritative texts that bring the legal world into existence by mandating these commitments. This chapter investigates both these meanings through a reading of criminal case rulings published by Burma�s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55019
Book Title: Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar
DOI: 10.5040/9781474201650.ch-005

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