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Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027676-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2767-6
... democratic citizenship, the chapter suggests such analyses can operate as alibis for political inaction. The American public, the chapter maintains, knows more than enough to engage in a robust critique of American militarism, if only it were to choose—and were authorized—to care. Post 9/11 wars...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393283-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9328-3
Book Chapter

By Joseph Masco, Lisa Wedeen
Published: 01 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2767-6
... Post 9/11 wars military-civilian divide American militarism combat trauma moral injury ...
Published: 01 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2767-6
...—or even as the primary—obstacle to a critical and participatory democratic citizenship, the chapter suggests such analyses can operate as alibis for political inaction. The American public, the chapter maintains, knows more than enough to engage in a robust critique of American militarism, if only it were...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... the history of US-Trinidadian relations during the Second World War thickens our perception of island-continent interrelations, and worries a tradition of American continentalism that narrowly reads islands as isolated, peripheral, and ancillary. The circulation and social history of this stolen calypso tune...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374114-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... reveals the entangled histories of colonialism and the American imperial presence in Asia. The chapter illuminates the contradictory cultural effects of Asian American involvements on the discourse on American justice, militarism, race, and nationalism. The chapter traces these indelible Cold War imprints...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... This essay examines the critical and social potential of the contemporary performance projects of an Iraqi American artist, Wafaa Bilal. It argues that close attention to the nonvisual sensory elements of his work offers a method of gleaning evidence of the histories, geographies, and sentiments...
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... reveals the entangled histories of colonialism and the American imperial presence in Asia. The chapter illuminates the contradictory cultural effects of Asian American involvements on the discourse on American justice, militarism, race, and nationalism. The chapter traces these indelible Cold War imprints...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374114-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... and the Pacific Islands over the meaning of American exceptionalism, militarized security, justice, and decolonization. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Smithsonian National Air Space Museum Controversy commemorations culture wars critical transnationalism ...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... a tradition of American continentalism that narrowly reads islands as isolated, peripheral, and ancillary. The circulation and social history of this stolen calypso tune do more than place in relief US militarization efforts and longstanding practices and commitments to empire building in the Antilles...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... of the contemporary performance projects of an Iraqi American artist, Wafaa Bilal. It argues that close attention to the nonvisual sensory elements of his work offers a method of gleaning evidence of the histories, geographies, and sentiments of those disappeared by US military operations in the Middle East and South...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
...Weaponizing Babel The relationship between translation and empire in the United States is the topic of this chapter. It argues that such a relationship cannot be understood apart from a critical appreciation of the history of Americanization, which is to say translation, of English from...
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 06 December 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387183-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8718-3
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... “Rum and Coca-Cola” continentalism calypso militarization Trinidad ...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-073
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-056
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
Series: ANIMA
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374671-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
.... population. In health planning scenarios, journalism, and fiction depicting such use of smallpox as a bioweapon, visions of American Indian viral susceptibility and Islamic terrorism buttressed a militarized logic of preemptive intervention against disease, which was spectacularly performed through the U.S...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059202-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5920-2
... following the Korean War, and its symbolism continues to dictate popular Korean War imagery. Using examples from American and British archives, the chapter problematizes the remembering of the Korean War through war orphan imagery in its infantilization of Korea as an entity that demands regrowth...
Series: Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture
Published: 05 April 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059264-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9396-1
.... Metal Gear Solid biraciality Asian American studies new media Japanese game studies ...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... The conclusion argues that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) facilitated the drug economy with its model of export-led manufacture and influx of cheap basic grains, which displaced millions of workers and peasants who turned to the drug economy as the only source of employment...