Aotearoa’s Criminal (In)justice System: Imperialism, Ideology and Insurgency

In Society Must be Defended, Foucault (2003) defines biopower as that which bounds life from death; a power which enforces itself on the level of population, fragmenting humans into a multiplicity of races that are classified, hierarchised … More Aotearoa’s Criminal (In)justice System: Imperialism, Ideology and Insurgency

The Police, and why they Deserve to get Fucked

Someone in my Critical Victimology class said we have to be careful not to victimise the police. They were speaking in regards to the social media outrage that erupted with Ferguson; a movement criticising the police and their long history of racist violence. This victimisation of the police really surprised me, as I had not known that the … More The Police, and why they Deserve to get Fucked

The Ethics of Ridicule

Colonialism never died. A strange claim, surely, for the bloody imperialism of Britain receded into the historical imaginary decades ago; but a crueller colonialism lives on in the gaze of its citizens; a colonial gaze that dominates and subjugates, through the perpetual orientalisation of the other. Edward Said most famously defined orientalism as the fictitious … More The Ethics of Ridicule