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The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Craig Willse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

It is an easy assumption that social service programs and social scientific studies respond to homelessness after the fact, attempting to understand and prevent it. This book, however, argues that ... More


Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

Brian D. Behnken

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834787
eISBN:
9781469603193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877876_behnken
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1940 and 1975, Mexican Americans and African Americans in Texas fought a number of battles in court, at the ballot box, in schools, and on the streets to eliminate segregation and ... More


Housing and Other Monsters

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The introduction argues that conceptualizations of homelessness directly shape social responses to housing needs. Rather than an accepted category, the introduction proposes that “homelessness” must ... More


Homelessness as Method: Social Science and the Racial Order

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Drawing from critical histories of the social sciences, Chapter Two addresses the role of sociology in governing homeless populations. The chapter argues that homelessness has served a ... More


Surplus Life at the Limits of the Good

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The conclusion considers the limits of instrumentalized ethics in homeless research, and proposes a bad social science that challenges the presumed “good” of interventions that maintain status quos ... More


Colonization and Indianization in Liberal Mexico: The Case of Luis Alva

Joshua Lund

in The Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656363
eISBN:
9781452946160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656363.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter reviews Luis Alva’s 1882 essays on “la raza indígena,” published serially in a Mexico City newspaper. In the essays, Alva takes up the intersecting problem of race and space and, in ... More


Plato and the Biopolitical Purge of the City-State

Mika Ojakangas

in Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192847102
eISBN:
9780191939518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847102.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Plato’s mature political philosophy is essentially biopolitical, representing, in particular, what Foucault identifies as biopolitical state racism. A state racist mentality ... More


Forging a Racial Contract

Jason Oliver Chang

in Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040863
eISBN:
9780252099359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter documents the far-reaching consequences of the rise of antichinistas within the revolutionary state as officials and politicians fought for the hegemony of mestizo nationalism. ... More


Make-Believe Land: Pleasure in Black Girls’ Lives

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how black girls found pleasure in Jim Crow New Orleans. It mainly highlights three “pleasure cultures” on a black girl's life during the period of segregation: the reading and ... More


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