Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality and the Law in the North American West

Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality and the Law in the North American West

by Nayan Shah
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520270878

ISBN-13: 9780520270879

Pub. Date: 01/09/2012

Publisher: University of California Press


In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants Nayan 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

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In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants Nayan 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 treatment of immigrants, sexual citizenship, and racism in the first half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520270879
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/09/2012
Series:
American Crossroads Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

part 1 Migration, Capitalism, and Stranger Intimacy

1 Passion, Violence, and Asserting Honor 19

2 Policing Strangers and Borderlands 53

3 Rural Dependency and IntimateTensions 90

part 2 Intimacy, Law, and Legitimacy

4 Legal Borderlands of Age and Gender 129

5 Intimate Ties and State Legitimacy 153

part 3 Membership and Nation-States

6 Regulating Intimacy and Immigration 191

7 Strangers to Citizenship 231

Conclusion: Estrangement and Belonging 261

Notes 275

Select Bibliography 307

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