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Islands of sovereignty : Haitian migration and the borders of empire

Author: Jeffrey S Kahn
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Chicago series in law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Kahn
ISBN: 9780226587387 022658738X 9780226587417 022658741X
OCLC Number: 1043304134
Description: xi, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The political and the economic --
Border laboratories --
Contagion and the sovereign body --
Screening's architecture --
The jurisdictional imagination --
Interdiction adrift.
Series Title: Chicago series in law and society.
Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Kahn.

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