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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... citizenship matter more for peoples in the developing world than legal principles (jus soli and jus sanguinis). An administrative citizenship actualized through documentation is what people engage in daily. Administrative citizenship is torn between the expansion of rights and order to produce a standard...
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By Nancy E. van Deusen
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
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Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
.... They read the past from the vantage point of five, ten, or even twenty years after the moment of capture. Indigenous slaves responded to these charges by expressing their understandings of these legal categories in relation to their own versions of the past. cannibalism legal narratives indio just...
Published: 14 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375210-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7521-0
... Despite water engineers’ best attempts to explain water trouble as the result of technical difficulties, natural disasters, or shortages, dry taps are overwhelmingly described in private conversations, in popular discourse, and in media narratives as the result of an all-knowing, all-powerful...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... and court decisions enabling the deportation of U.S. citizens, a scenario that can be understood as aliens creating and using laws for deporting citizens. Jacqueline Stevens uses insights from Jacques Derrida and describes these legally staged events as “apologues,” a form of rhetoric that reduces...
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By Shalini Shankar
Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
... of “in-culture” and “in-language” message creation by exploring a process Asian American advertising executives called “transcreation,” the work of adapting “general market” or mainstream advertising’s brand identities for Asian American audiences. It also examines how ad executives use concepts of narrative...
Series: Theory Q
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024484-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2448-4
... One narrative ritual continues to inaugurate most historiographical projects of sexuality: the problem-event, the detail, the legal case—in other words, an archival trace that compresses or even obfuscates historical content, legible only through reconstructive hermeneutics. For scholars working...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375685-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7568-5
... This chapter focuses on the legalization of media censorship in Cuba at the end of the 1950s and the government’s transformative interpretation of morality and decency in entertainment programming. Between 1957 and 1958, as the Ministry of Communication regulated sexual content on television...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... In chapter 10, Margaret D. Stock explores the historical and practical application of “birthright citizenship” and its legal foundation in the Fourteenth Amendment. She discusses the potential, unanticipated consequences of changing America’s long-standing constitutional birthright citizenship...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
..., including his claims that he rarely visited the prison and did not hear the screams of prisoners, even though he acknowledged visiting the prisoner artisan workshop on occasion. Bou Meng also testified that Duch once ordered another prisoner and Bou Meng to fight. Drawing on these narratives and the stories...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
... of the geopolitics of gender violence by showing the utility of the concept of “state crime” that legal theorists and criminologists have recently developed to analyze states' use of violence to control, discriminate against, and govern subjugated populations. Based on the girls' descriptions of what they experience...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 15 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2454-5
...Media Frames This chapter analyzes the author's dramatic story of pitching an article investigating the media coverage and complex politics of a highly publicized legal case in Michigan against a physician for performing female genital cutting (FGC). The case coincided with the introduction...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... movement has become increasingly conservative since the 1970s. Instead of being a progressive force for social justice, these critics point out, the gay movement has helped to cause and sustain a range of social inequalities. This article challenges that conventional narrative through an examination...
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... that occurred in the context of the new identities and political articulations that emerged in Argentina since the crisis of 2001. The concept of feminist pueblo goes beyond the category of “women,” referring, rather, to a chain of equivalences, represented most clearly by the demand for the legalization...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... through a detailed ethnographic study of a relatively minor “event.” The protagonists of the event are a group of unskilled workers in Liaoning Province, Northeast China, who are enterprising, risk taking, legally savvy, and financially shrewd. They paid a large amount of money to a private agent for jobs...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-073
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...Revolutionary Currents The network of caciques-apoderados (cacique legal representatives) sought to defend the lands of Indian communities threatened by the expansion of haciendas after the liberal agrarian legislation of 1866 and 1874 (see part V). This network emerged in five of the nine...
Book Chapter

By Ann Snitow
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
.... Snitow and other members of the Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce (FACT) argued that policing and repression and legal definitions of what were or were not acceptable pornographic images would lead feminism away from its earlier calls for liberation and experimentation and towards a feminism that saw...