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Introduction to International Law and Posthuman Theory

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In this introduction to the edited volume International Law and Posthuman Theory posthuman theory is situated as sitting between the convergence of, on the one hand, critical post-humanism, i.e., the critique of the white, heterosexual, able-bodied man as the central focus of Western thought (including legal thought) and post-anthropocentrism on the other, i.e. the idea that the human sits in hierarchy over nature, matter, non-human animals and machines. Drawing on the growing body of posthuman international legal scholarship, the introduction shows how posthuman theory may be helpful to international law and legal analyses as well as how this body of scholarship enters into conversation with related concerns and ongoing debates in international law. Positioning the chapters of the volume in context of both posthuman and international legal scholarship and practice, this introduction, moreover, provides concrete examples of how to approach some of the most pressing concerns of our own time.

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Author(s): Jones E, Arvidsson M

Editor(s): Matilda Arvidsson and Emily Jones

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: International Law and Posthuman Theory

Year: 2024

Online publication date: 05/01/2024

Acceptance date: 14/06/2023

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


DOI: 10.4324/9781032658032

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/p6nz-rr66

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781032658032