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Detention of Women Asylum Seekers in the United States: A Disgrace

Marleine Bastien and Rosta Telfort

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0057
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Everyday, women flee their countries of origin to come to the United States for asylum. Many of the 135,000 to 150,000 refugees in removal proceedings at any given time in the United States are women ... More


“We didn’t kill ’em, we didn’t cut their head off”: Abu Ghraib Revisited

Sherene H. Razack

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines popular cultural narratives about Abu Ghraib, and especially the responses of those who are critical of what happened at the penal compound. Taking the Obama administration's ... More


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