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Creating the Enemy Combatant: Performances of Justice and Realities of Rightlessness

A. Naomi Paik

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626314
eISBN:
9781469628097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626314.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following a trail of state documents, this chapter examines how the U.S. government produced not only a new rightless subject in the “enemy combatant,” but also a parallel, quasi-legal system created ... More


“How to Free Your Prisoner”: The Personal and the Political of International Prisoner Support

Padraic Kenney

in Dance in Chains: Imprisonment in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199375745
eISBN:
9780190840075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199375745.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

Though political prisoners are almost always incarcerated for national causes, they became the focus of international support in the twentieth century. The earliest attention was from diaspora ... More


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