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Title Rightlessness : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II / A. Naomi Paik.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in United States culture
Studies in United States culture.
Note Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Yale University, 2009) issued under title: Testifying to rightlessness : redressing the camp in narratives of U.S. culture and law.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Asian American Studies Book Award--History, 2018.
Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed January 22, 2018).
Subject Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
War and emergency legislation -- United States.
Detention of persons -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Detention of unlawful combatants -- United States.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Haitians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
United States.
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) fast (OCoLC)fst01754980
Contents Internment remains : the 1988 Civil Liberties Act and racism re-formed -- Residues of rightlessness : ghosts and the afterlife of internment -- Just to stay alive : Haitian refugees and Guantánamo's carceral quarantine -- Not a place to live : resisting rightlessness through word and body -- Creating the enemy combatant: performances of justice and realities of rightlessness -- Living in a dying situation: preserving life at Guantánamo -- Conclusion.
Summary In this work, A. Naomi Paik grapples with the history of US prison camps that have confined people outside the boundaries of legal and civil rights. In doing so, she reveals a powerful ongoing contest over the nature and meaning of the law, over civil liberties and global human rights, and over the power of the state in people's lives.
Other Title Print version: Paik, A. Naomi. Rightlessness. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] 9781469626314