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Impossible Subjects

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Author: Mae M. Ngai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691160821
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s—its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol.


Impossible Subjects

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Author: Mae M. Ngai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850231
Size: 55.51 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s—its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.


After They Closed The Gates

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Author: Libby Garland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022612259X
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants continued to come, sailing into the port of New York with fake passports, or from Cuba to Florida, hidden in the holds of boats loaded with contraband liquor. Jews, one of the main targets of the quota laws, figured prominently in the new international underworld of illegal immigration. However, they ultimately managed to escape permanent association with the identity of the “illegal alien” in a way that other groups, such as Mexicans, thus far, have not. In After They Closed the Gates, Libby Garland tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration. Garland also helps us understand how Jews were linked to, and then unlinked from, the specter of illegal immigration. By tracing this complex history, Garland offers compelling insights into the contingent nature of citizenship, belonging, and Americanness.


Der Fall Maurizius

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Author: Jakob Wassermann
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026882474
Size: 75.96 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 482
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Dieses eBook: "Der Fall Maurizius" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Ausgelöst wird die Haupthandlung durch die Versuche des ehemaligen Ökonomen und Gutsbesitzers Peter Paul Maurizius aus Hanau, den Staatsanwalt, der im Prozess auf Todesstrafe plädierte, für die Begnadigung seines Sohnes zu gewinnen. Dadurch erfährt Etzel von dem Fall. Der zu lebenslanger Haft Verurteilte sitzt seit mehr als 18 Jahren im Zuchthaus Kressa, weil er seine Ehefrau Elli erschossen haben soll. Da Etzel vom Vater keine Informationen erhält und dadurch, in einer Phase der Auflehnung gegen den autoritären Erziehungsstil, der Anreiz entsteht, einem Geheimnis nachzugehen, nimmt er mit dem alten Maurizius Kontakt auf und fährt heimlich nach Hanau. Dieser erzählt ihm die Vorgeschichte des Mordes: Sein lebenslustiger und verschuldeter 23-jähriger Sohn heiratete die vermögende 38-jährige Witwe Elli Hensolt, geborene Jahn - in Erwartung von achtzigtausend Mark geerbtem Vermögen. Jakob Wassermann (1873-1934) war ein deutsch-jüdischer Schriftsteller. Er zählte zu den produktivsten und populärsten Erzählern seiner Zeit.


Europe And Its Boundaries

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Author: Andrew Davison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739135716
Size: 51.31 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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In crating a forum for a deeply hermeneutical consideration of the project of provincializing Europe, this book articulates an alternative grammar of global political thought. It shows that forms of global political thought are capable of residing simultaneously within as well as significantly beyond the boundaries of European thought.


Grenzen Der Freiz Gigkeit

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Author: Christiane Reinecke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486707604
Size: 19.52 MB
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Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 428
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Im Zeichen von Terrorbekämpfung und Sicherheitsdenken ist das Thema der Migrationskontrolle heutzutage aktueller denn je. Doch wie Staaten ihre Grenzen kontrollieren, warum und auf welche Weise sie Reisende überprüfen, ein- oder ausschließen – diese Fragen wurden bereits in den 1880er Jahren rege diskutiert. Denn während das 19. Jahrhundert ungeahnte Formen der weltweiten Mobilität mit sich brachte, griffen Staaten nun auch vermehrt in Wanderungsprozesse ein. Christiane Reinecke beleuchtet dieses Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Offenheit und Abschirmung anhand der britischen und deutschen Migrationspolitik des späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Sie fragt, warum und auf welche Weise beide Staaten die Einreise und den Aufenthalt von Migrant(inn)en kontrollierten. Dabei wird deutlich, wie die ordnenden Ambitionen der Bürokratie sich mit nationalistischen bzw. rassistischen Denkweisen verschränkten und in ein verstärktes Bedürfnis nach staatlicher Kontrolle mündeten. Christiane Reineckes Arbeit wurde mit dem Hans-Rosenberg-Gedächtnispreis 2013 ausgezeichnet.


Settler Colonialism Race And The Law

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Author: Natsu Taylor Saito
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814723942
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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How taking Indigenous sovereignty seriously can help dismantle the structural racism encountered by other people of color in the United States Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law provides a timely analysis of structural racism at the intersection of law and colonialism. Noting the grim racial realities still confronting communities of color, and how they have not been alleviated by constitutional guarantees of equal protection, this book suggests that settler colonial theory provides a more coherent understanding of what causes and what can help remediate racial disparities. Saito attributes the origins and persistence of racialized inequities in the United States to the prerogatives asserted by its predominantly Angloamerican colonizers to appropriate Indigenous lands and resources, to profit from the labor of voluntary and involuntary migrants, and to ensure that all people of color remain “in their place.” By providing a functional analysis that links disparate forms of oppression, this book makes the case for the oft-cited proposition that racial justice is indivisible, focusing particularly on the importance of acknowledging and contesting the continued colonization of Indigenous peoples and lands. Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law concludes that rather than relying on promises of formal equality, we will more effectively dismantle structural racism in America by envisioning what the right of all peoples to self-determination means in a settler colonial state.


Mongrels Bastards Orphans And Vagabonds

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Author: Gregory Rodriguez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307472736
Size: 65.39 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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An unprecedented account of the long-term cultural and political influences that Mexican-Americans will have on the collective character of our nation.In considering the largest immigrant group in American history, Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of its heritage and of the racial and cultural synthesis--mestizaje--that has defined the Mexican people since the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. He persuasively argues that the rapidly expanding Mexican American integration into the mainstream is changing not only how Americans think about race but also how we envision our nation. Brilliantly reasoned, highly thought provoking, and as historically sound as it is anecdotally rich, Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds is a major contribution to the discussion of the cultural and political future of the United States.


The Lucky Ones

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Author: Mae M. Ngai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691155321
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Traces three generations of a Chinese-American family from its patriarch's self-invention as an immigration broker in post-gold rush San Francisco to the family's intimate involvement in the 1904 World's Fair.


Subaltern Citizens And Their Histories

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Author: Gyanendra Pandey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135211833
Size: 35.56 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Deploying the provocative idea of the ‘subaltern citizen’, this book raises fundamental questions about subalternity and difference, dominance and subordination, in India and the United States. In contrast to other writings on subordinated and marginalized people, the essays presented here devote deliberate attention to diverse locations of subalternity: in the conditions and histories of slaves, dalits, peasants, illegal immigrants, homosexuals, schoolteachers, women of noble lineage; in the Third World and the First; in pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial times. With contributions from a diverse group of distinguished scholars, the anthology explores issues of gender and sexuality, migration, race, caste and class, education and law, culture and politics. The very juxtaposition of different bodies of scholarship serves to challenge common perceptions of inherited histories – claims to American and Indian ‘exceptionalism’ – and promotes a new awareness, not only of shared histories and shared struggles in the making of the modern world, but of particularities and facets of our different histories and societal conditions that are assumed as being well understood, and hence often taken for granted. Subaltern Citizens and Their Histories will be essential reading for scholars of colonial, postcolonial and subaltern studies, American studies, US and South Asian social science and history.


Angel Island

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Author: Erika Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199750556
Size: 27.62 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served as the processing and detention center for over one million people from around the world. The majority of newcomers came from China and Japan, but there were also immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy other countries. The full history of these immigrants and their experiences on Angel Island is told for the first time in this landmark book, published to commemorate the immigration station's 100th anniversary. Based on extensive new research and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the great diversity of immigration through Angel Island: Chinese "paper sons," Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino workers, and many others. Together, their stories offer a more complete and complicated history of immigration to America than we have ever known. Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island was one of the country's main ports of entry for immigrants in the early twentieth century. But while Ellis Island was mainly a processing center for European immigrants, Angel Island was designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant experience on Angel Island-more than any other site-reveals how U.S. immigration policies and their hierarchical treatment of immigrants according to race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender played out in daily practices and decisions at the nation's borders with real consequences on immigrant lives and on the country itself. Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is officially sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station.


They Take Our Jobs

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Author: Aviva Chomsky
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807057169
Size: 60.14 MB
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Category : LAW
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Revised edition of the author's "They take our jobs!," c2007.


The Nature Of California

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Author: Sarah D. Wald
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806583
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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The California farmlands have long served as a popular symbol of America�s natural abundance and endless opportunity. Yet, from John Steinbeck�s The Grapes of Wrath and Carlos Bulosan�s America Is in the Heart to Helena Maria Viramontes�s Under the Feet of Jesus, many novels, plays, movies, and songs have dramatized the brutality and hardships of working in the California fields. Little scholarship has focused on what these cultural productions tell us about who belongs in America, and in what ways they are allowed to belong. In The Nature of California, Sarah Wald analyzes this legacy and its consequences by examining the paradoxical representations of California farmers and farmworkers from the Dust Bowl migration to present-day movements for food justice and immigrant rights. Analyzing fiction, nonfiction, news coverage, activist literature, memoirs, and more, Wald gives us a new way of thinking through questions of national belonging by probing the relationships among race, labor, and landownership. Bringing together ecocriticism and critical race theory, she pays special attention to marginalized groups, examining how Japanese American journalists, Filipino workers, United Farm Workers members, and contemporary immigrants-rights activists, among others, pushed back against the standard narratives of landownership and citizenship.


South Asian Migrations In Global History

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Author: Neilesh Bose
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350124699
Size: 34.69 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.


Signposts

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Author: Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529127
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 382
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The essays in this volume map the concerns of gender onto the terrain of nation, finding significant connections, disjunctions, and tensions between them. The authors argue that for any cultural analysis to be performed in the context of the decolonized nation-space, gender must take centre stage.


Sebastian Und Das Grosse Geld

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Author: Anita Friedrich
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515330233
Size: 24.96 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 150
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Erst nach dem Tod Graf von Ludins erfährt Astrid Schumann, dass sie mit ihm verwandt gewesen ist. Zur Testamentseröffnung wird sie auf sein Schloss nach Berchtesgaden gebeten. Außer Astrid gibt es noch weitere Verwandte. Von Anfang an sind sie der jungen Frau unsympathisch. Dagegen befreundet sie sich sofort mit dem Bernhardiner des Verstorbenen, den die anderen am liebsten ins nächste Tierheim stecken würden.Graf von Ludin hat in seinem Testament bestimmt, dass sich Sebastian sein neues Herrchen oder Frauchen selbst aussuchen darf. Außer seiner Dienerschaft, die mit reichlichen Legaten von ihm bedacht wurde, hat der Graf für Sebastians Unterhalt fünfzigtausend Euro festgesetzt. Astrid soll das Schloss und einen Teil des Vermögens erben. Das restliche Vermögen hat der Verstorbene auf seinem Besitz versteckt und bestimmt, daß der Schatz dem Finder zufällt. Einzig und allein Sebastian kennt das Versteck.Kurz nach der Testamentseröffnung trifft ein weiterer Erbe ein, Richard von Ludin. Astrid und er verlieben sich Hals über Kopf ineinander. Beide sind mehr darauf erpicht, so viel Zeit wie möglich miteinander zu verbringen, als den Schatz zu finden. Die übrigen Erben schlagen sich bei der Suche nach dem versteckten Vermögen allerdings fast die Köpfe ein. Jeder von ihnen umschmeichelt Sebastian und hofft, durch ihn ans Ziel zu gelangen.Als auch noch Astrids früherer Freund auf Schloss Ludin auftaucht, beginnt die Situation zu eskalieren.Das Buch enthält Informationen über das Tierpflegennest Backnang e.V.L e s e p r o b e...Von meinen Verwandten hat mich bis jetzt einzig und allein Astrid Schumann nicht enttäuscht. Auch wenn ich es bewusst unterlassen habe, mich mit ihr in Verbindung zu setzen, so habe ich sie doch aus der Ferne beobachtet. Ich bin mit ihr sehr zufrieden und ich weiß, dass Schloss Ludin bei ihr in den besten Händen sein wird. Sie besitzt, was scheinbar den männlichen Mitgliedern meiner Familie zu fehlen scheint, nicht nur gesunden Menschenverstand, sondern auch Stil und Mitgefühl mit anderen. Sie...""Das gibt es nicht! Das ist empörend!" Bernhard von Ludin sprang auf und wollte sich auf den Anwalt stürzen, stolperte aber über seinen Stock, den er in der Aufregung total vergessen hatte. Er schlug hart mit dem Ellbogen auf dem Schreibtisch auf. "Verdammt noch mal!" stieß er hervor und ließ sich mit schmerzverzerrtem Gesicht in den Sessel fallen.Astrid saß wie betäubt da. Sie hatte keine Sekunde damit gerechnet, das Schloss zu erben. Fassungslos blickte sie den Anwalt an, hörte kaum, dass er noch vorlas, was für Ländereien zum Schloss gehörten und wie viel Geld ihr hinterlassen wurde."Jetzt frage ich mich, was da noch für uns bleibt", sagte Mark-Anton verbittert."Ich bin noch nicht fertig, Herr Weingärtner!" Dr. Kronwald ließ den Blick wieder über die Erben gleiten. "Wenn Graf Ludin nicht an Sie und die übrigen männlichen Nachkommen gedacht hätte, wären Sie nicht zur Testamentseröffnung geladen worden.""Ihnen dürfte klar sein, daß ich dieses Testament anfechten lasse." Bernhard von Ludin kam auf seinen Stock gestützt aus dem Sessel hoch. "Es ist...""Dürfte ich das Testament weiter verlesen?" fragte Dr. Kronwald eisig. Er richtete seine Augen so streng auf den alten Herrn, dass dieser im Sessel regelrecht zusammensackte. ""...Da ich, wie ich schon sagte, soviel Freude an meinen Verwandten hatte, habe ich mir etwas ausgedacht, um auch sie zu erfreuen", las er weiter vor. "Den habgierigen Augen meines lieben Bernhards wird es nicht entgangen sein, dass die Goldfiguren aus der Vitrine im Arbeitszimmer fehlen, auch sonst habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, die wertvollsten Dinge von ihren angestammten Plätzen zu entfernen und an einem geheimen Ort zu verstecken. Desgleichen ist mit dem größten Teil meines Vermögens geschehen. Ich habe fast meinen ganzen geldlichen Besitz, bis auf die Summe, die ich Astrid Schumann hinterlasse und die übrigen Legate, in Gold angelegt.


The Ins On The Line

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Author: S. Deborah Kang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199757437
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Category : HISTORY
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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"For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law--amending, nullifying, and even rewriting the nation's immigration laws for the borderlands, as well as enforcing them. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. While the INS is primarily thought to be a law enforcement agency, Kang demonstrates that the agency also defined itself as a lawmaking body. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. Despite its contingent and local origins, this composite approach to border control, Kang concludes, continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of this border today"--


God And The Illegal Alien

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Author: Robert W. Heimburger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110717662X
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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A fresh response to the problem of illegal immigration in the United States through the context of Christian theology.


Americans In Waiting

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Author: Hiroshi Motomura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199887439
Size: 45.48 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Although America is unquestionably a nation of immigrants, its immigration policies have inspired more questions than consensus on who should be admitted and what the path to citizenship should be. In Americans in Waiting, Hiroshi Motomura looks to a forgotten part of our past to show how, for over 150 years, immigration was assumed to be a transition to citizenship, with immigrants essentially being treated as future citizens--Americans in waiting. Challenging current conceptions, the author deftly uncovers how this view, once so central to law and policy, has all but vanished. Motomura explains how America could create a more unified society by recovering this lost history and by giving immigrants more, but at the same time asking more of them. A timely, panoramic chronicle of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Americans in Waiting offers new ideas and a fresh perspective on current debates.


Writing Human Rights

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Author: Crystal Parikh
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452954674
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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The legal texts and aspirational ideals of human rights are usually understood and applied in a global context with little bearing on the legal discourse, domestic political struggles, or social justice concerns within the United States. In Writing Human Rights, Crystal Parikh uses the international human rights regime to read works by contemporary American writers of color—Toni Morrison, Chang-rae Lee, Ana Castillo, Aimee Phan, and others—to explore the conditions under which new norms, more capacious formulations of rights, and alternative kinds of political communities emerge. Parikh contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Pairing the ethical deliberations in such works as Beloved and A Gesture Life with human rights texts like the United Nations Convention Against Torture, she considers why principles articulated as rights in international conventions and treaties—such as the right to self-determination or the right to family—are too often disregarded at home. Human rights concepts instead provide writers of color with a deeply meaningful method for political and moral imagining in their literature. Affiliating transnational works of American literature with decolonization, socialist, and other political struggles in the global south, this book illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century. In the absence of domestic human rights enforcement, these literatures provide a considerable repository for those ways of life and subjects of rights made otherwise impossible in the present antidemocratic moment.