9780226587417-022658741X-Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

ISBN-13: 9780226587417
ISBN-10: 022658741X
Edition: First
Author: Kahn, Jeffrey S.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226587417
ISBN-10: 022658741X
Edition: First
Author: Kahn, Jeffrey S.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kahn, Jeffrey S. wrote Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (Chicago Series in Law and Society) comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022658741X and 9780226587417. Since then Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (Chicago Series in Law and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 Guantánamo Bay—once the world’s largest US-operated migrant detention facility—to explore how litigation concerning the fate of Haitian asylum seekers gave birth to a novel paradigm of offshore oceanic migration policing. Combining ethnography—in Haiti, at Guantánamo, and alongside US migration patrols in the Caribbean—with in-depth archival research, Kahn expounds a nuanced theory of liberal empire’s dynamic tensions and its racialized geographies of securitization. An innovative historical anthropology of the modern legal imagination, Islands of Sovereignty forces us to reconsider the significance of the rise of the current US immigration border and its relation to broader shifts in the legal infrastructure of contemporary nation-states across the globe.

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