Affective Justice

 Since its inception in 2001, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been met with resistance by various African states and their leaders who see the court as a new iteration of colonial violence and control. In Affective Justice Kamari Maxine Clarke explores the African Union’s pushback against the ICC in order to theorize affect’s role in shaping forms of justice …

Affective Justice: The ICC & Africa

Affective Justice explores some of the ways that affects and their emotional potentialities are entangled in the constitution of international justice. It focuses on the way that bodies, psychology, and social practices come together to produce the terms on which justice is materialized, disaggregated, ruptured, and made legible again. What emerges is an illustration of how affects can shape, through emotional …

Talking African Justice: Interrogating International Law

  “Talking African Justice is an on-line forum under the direction of Professor Kamari Clarke that provides an opportunity to feature key issues concerning international and regional justice in Africa and beyond. By translating legal and political principles for public engagement Talking African Justice provides a platform for critical conversations about international justice and its relevance to the African life worlds. The forums …

Transforming Ethnographic Knowledge

The ethnographic methods that anthropologists first developed to study other cultures—fieldwork, participant observation, dialogue—are now being adapted for a broad array of applications, such as business, conflict resolution and demobilization, wildlife conservation, education, and biomedicine. In Transforming Ethnographic Knowledge, anthropologists trace the changes they have seen in ethnography as a method and as an intellectual approach, and they offer examples …

Mirrors of Justice

Mirrors of Justice is a groundbreaking study of the meanings of and possibilities for justice in the contemporary world. The book brings together a group of both prominent and emerging scholars to reconsider the relationships between justice, international law, culture, power, and history through case studies of a wide range of justice processes. The book’s eighteen authors examine the ambiguities …

Globalization and Race

Kamari Maxine Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas argue that a firm grasp of globalization requires an understanding of how race has constituted, and been constituted by, global transformations. Focusing attention on race as an analytic category, this state-of-the-art collection of essays explores the changing meanings of blackness in the context of globalization. It illuminates the connections between contemporary global processes …

Mapping Yoruba Networks

Three flags fly in the palace courtyard of Òyótúnjí African Village. One represents black American emancipation from slavery, one black nationalism, and the third the establishment of an ancient Yorùbá Empire in the state of South Carolina. Located sixty-five miles southwest of Charleston, Òyótúnjí is a Yorùbá revivalist community founded in 1970. Mapping Yorùbá Networks is an innovative ethnography of …

Fictions of Justice

By taking up the challenge of documenting how human rights values are embedded in rule of law movements to produce a new language of international justice that competes with a range of other formations, this book explores how notions of justice are negotiated through everyday micropractices and grassroots contestations of those practices. These micropractices include speech acts that revere the …

Forthcoming Titles

(in progress) Legal Encapsulation and the Politics of Sentimentality. (in progress) Clarke, Kamari Maxine and Charles Jalloh. African Court Compendium Project. (in progress) Clarke, Kamari co-edited with Abel Knotterus and Eejfe De Volder. Africa and the International Criminal Court. Perceptions of Justice. Cambridge University Press.