'Fuck the Law': Decolonizing Nomophilitis with the Discourse of Love

Juan Marcellos Tauri, Maria Giannacopoulos, Bronwyn Carlson

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This special issue of the Journal of Global Indigeneity builds upon the interdisciplinary, international dialogues arising from the travels and provocations of Professor Onwubiko (Biko) Agozino to Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand in June 2018. We say provocations deliberately- the expression ‘fuck the law’ was flashed up on screens by Agozino in Australia asking why such critical views of the law had been neglected by criminologists when millions of images expressing the sentiment could be found via simple online searches? His contention that ‘law tends to be imperial and undemocratic’ is sobering but also a critically important idea to be taken up within and beyond the disciplines of law and criminology. How can scholars working within and across these and other disciplines respond to Agozino’s call for an ethic of love to inform the work of law makers, law enforcement agents and criminologists as a way of disturbing the entrenched assumptions that the people targeted by (imperial) law are public enemies?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Global Indigeneity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2019


  • Editorial
  • fuck the law
  • Decolonizing
  • Nomophilitis


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