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The Resource Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire, Jeffrey S. Kahn

Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire, Jeffrey S. Kahn

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Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire
Title
Islands of sovereignty
Title remainder
Haitian migration and the borders of empire
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Kahn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Islands of Sovereignty, anthropologist and legal scholar Jeffrey S. Kahn offers a new interpretation of the transformation of US borders during the late twentieth century and its implications for our understanding of the nation-state as a legal and political form. Kahn takes us on a voyage into the immigration tribunals of South Florida, the Coast Guard vessels patrolling the northern Caribbean, and the camps of Guant namo Bay - once the world's largest US-operated migrant detention facility--to explore how litigation concerning the fate of Haitian asylum seekers gave birth to a novel paradigm of offshore oceanic migration policing. Combining ethnography - in Haiti, at Guant namo, and alongside US migration patrols in the Caribbean--with in-depth archival research, Kahn expounds a nuanced theory of liberal empire's dynamic tensions and its racialized geographies of securitization. An innovative historical anthropology of the modern legal imagination, Islands of Sovereignty forces us to reconsider the significance of the rise of the current US immigration border and its relation to broader shifts in the legal infrastructure of contemporary nation-states across the globe. --
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Kahn, Jeffrey S
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Chicago series in law and society
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Border security
  • United States
  • United States
  • Haiti
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Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire, Jeffrey S. Kahn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The political and the economic -- Border laboratories -- Contagion and the sovereign body -- Screening's architecture -- The jurisdictional imagination -- Interdiction adrift
Control code
on1043304134
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780226587417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1043304134
Label
Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire, Jeffrey S. Kahn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The political and the economic -- Border laboratories -- Contagion and the sovereign body -- Screening's architecture -- The jurisdictional imagination -- Interdiction adrift
Control code
on1043304134
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780226587417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1043304134

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