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Stranger intimacy : contesting race, sexuality, and the law in the North American West

Author: Nayan Shah
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: American crossroads, 31.
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"In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants Shah illuminates a stunning, transient world of heterogeneous social relations--dignified, collaborative, and illicit. At the same time he demonstrates how the United States and Canada, in collusion with each other, actively sought to exclude and dispossess nonwhite races. Stranger Intimacy reveals the intersections between capitalism, the state's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shah, Nayan, 1966-
Stranger intimacy.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011030381
(OCoLC)712114172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nayan Shah
ISBN: 9780520950405 0520950402
OCLC Number: 774278960
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Migration, capitalism, and stranger intimacy --
Passion, violence, and asserting honor --
Policing strangers and borderlands --
Rural dependency and intimate tensions --
Intimacy, law, and legitimacy --
Legal borderlands of age and gender --
Intimate ties and state legitimacy --
Membership and nation-states --
Regulating intimacy and immigration --
Strangers to citizenship --
Conclusion: estrangement or belonging? --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: American crossroads, 31.
Responsibility: Nayan Shah.

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Exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants, this title illuminates a transient world of heterogeneous social relations - dignified, collaborative, and illicit. It reveals the  Read more...

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