Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

by A. Naomi Paik

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ISBN-13: 9781469626321
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Series: Studies in United States Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A. Naomi Paik is assistant professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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This original and convincing book shows how the United States relies on prison camps in an era of both rights assertion and global dominance. A. Naomi Paik persuasively explains why these camps were created, why they persist, and why we must listen to those who are detained.--Leti Volpp, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law



A. Naomi Paik's meticulous book opens new interpretative approaches to fundamental problems of U.S. sovereignty and democracy. A challenging historical survey of the relationship between normal styles of government and states of emergency has been artfully combined with a bold defense of the value of rights in the struggles of the excluded, racialized, and incarcerated.--Paul Gilroy, Professor of American and English Literature, King's College London



In her innovative and scrupulously researched book, A. Naomi Paik recovers the profound testimonies of human subjects made rightless in the context of American liberalism. Engrossing and powerful, this beautifully crafted book makes a rigorous, erudite, and lucid argument.--Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico

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