The Resource Rightlessness: : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II, A. Naomi Paik, (ebook)

Rightlessness: : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II, A. Naomi Paik, (ebook)

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Rightlessness: : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II
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Rightlessness:
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testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II
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A. Naomi Paik
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eng
Summary
In this bold book, A. Naomi Paik grapples with the history of U.S. prison camps that have confined people outside the boundaries of legal and civil rights. Removed from the social and political communities that would guarantee fundamental legal protections, these detainees are effectively rightless, stripped of the right even to have rights. Rightless people thus expose an essential paradox: while the United States purports to champion inalienable rights at home and internationally, it has built its global power in part by creating a regime of imprisonment that places certain populations perceived as threats beyond rights. The United States' status as the guardian of rights coincides with, indeed depends on, its creation of rightlessness.Yet rightless people are not silent. Drawing from an expansive testimonial archive of legal proceedings, truth commission records, poetry, and experimental video, Paik shows how rightless people use their imprisonment to protest U.S. state violence. She examines demands for redress by Japanese Americans interned during World War II, testimonies of HIV-positive Haitian refugees detained at Guantanamo in the early 1990s, and appeals by Guantanamo's enemy combatants from the War on Terror. In doing so, she reveals a powerful ongoing contest over the nature and meaning of the law, over civil liberties and global human rights, and over the power of the state in people's lives
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Midwest
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Paik, A. Naomi
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345.73/013
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no index present
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Studies in United States culture
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  • Guantâanamo Bay Detention Camp
  • War and emergency legislation
  • Detention of persons
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • Detention of unlawful combatants
  • Refugees
  • Haitians
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Rightlessness: : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II, A. Naomi Paik, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469626321
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718870
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remote
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11718870
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MWT11718870
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Rightlessness: : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II, A. Naomi Paik, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469626321
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718870
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718870
System control number
MWT11718870
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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