Ethnographies of U.S. empire / Carole McGranahan & John F. Collins, editors.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (xi, 548 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781478002086; 1478002085Other title: Ethnographies of United States empireSubject(s): Ethnology | Imperialism | Postcolonialism | Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Ethnographies of U.S. empire.DDC classification: 305.800973 LOC classification: GN316 | .E78 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The "affects" of empire : (dis)trust among Osage annuitants / Jean Dennison -- Milking the cow for all its worth : settler colonialism and the politics of imperialist resentment in Hawaiʻi / J. Kēhaulani Kauanui -- Sovereignty, sympathy, and indigeneity / Audra Simpson -- A school of addicts : the coloniality of addiction in Puerto Rico / Adriana María Garriga-López -- Inhabiting the aporias of empire : protest politics in contemporary Puerto Rico / Melissa Rosario -- Training for empire? : Samoa and American gridiron football / Fa'Anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa -- Exceptionalism as a way of life : U.S. empire, Filipino subjectivity, and the global call center industry / Jan M. Padios -- In their places : Cottica Ndyuka in Moengo / Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha -- Shifting geographies of proximity : Korean-led Evangelical Christian missions and the U.S. Empire / Ju Hui Judy Han -- Sites of the postcolonial Cold War / Heonik Kwon -- Time standards and rhizomatic imperialism / Kevin K. Birth -- Islands of imperialism : military bases and the ethnography of U.S. empire / David Vine -- Domesticating the U.S. Air Force : the challenges of anti-military activism in Manta, Ecuador / Erin Fitz-Henry -- The empire of choice and the emergence of military dissent / Matthew Gutmann and Catherine Lutz -- Locating landmines in the Korean Demilitarized Zone / Eleana Kim -- Love and empire : the CIA, Tibet, and covert humanitarianism / Carole McGranahan -- Trust us : Nicaragua, Iran-Contra, and the discursive economy of empire / Joe Bryan -- Empire as accusation, denial, and structure : the social life of U.S. power at Brazil's Spaceport / Sean T. Mitchell -- Radicalizing empire : youth and dissent in the War on Terror / Sunaina Maira -- Deporting Cambodian refugees : youth activism, state reform, and imperial statecraft / Soo Ah Kwon -- Hunters of the Sourlands : empire and displacement in Highland New Jersey / John F. Collins -- From exception to empire : sovereignty, carceral circulation, and the "Global War on Terror" / Darryl Li.
How do we live in and with empire? The contributors to this book pursue this question by examining empire as an unequally shared present. Here empire stands as an entrenched, if often invisible, part of everyday life central to making and remaking a world in which it is too often presented as an aberration rather than as a structuring condition. This volume presents scholarship from across U.S. imperial formations: settler colonialism, overseas territories, communities impacted by U.S. military action of political intervention, Cold War alliances and fissures, and, most recently, new forms of U.S. empire after 9/11. From the Mohawk Nation, Korea, and the Philippines to Iraq and the hills of New Jersey, the contributors show how a methodological and theoretical commitment to ethnography sharpens all of our understandings of the novel and timeworn ways people live, thrive, and resist in the imperial present.
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CHOICE ReviewOne seldom thinks of imperialism in our society today. However, this book comprises articles from two-dozen anthropologists and scholars that strive to demonstrate that the US is indeed an imperialistic, empire-building power. The 22 chapters that make up this book cover myriad aspects of American life and history, from American conduct in dealing with indigenous peoples to the Iran-Contra conspiracy and the War on Terror. The authors' goal is to reveal to readers the permutations of events both historical and current, and implications that are seldom considered. Most marked is the sometimes desperate struggles of the people involved, who only wish to exist peacefully within our disparate societies. At times Americans tend to resemble the proverbial ostrich with its head in the ground. Considering the current political climate, this epic seems timely. The nearly 50-page bibliography offers a sturdy jumping-off point for further study; however, the prose is often dense, forcing this reviewer to make copious notes in the margins to aid comprehension. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty. --Susan J Zuber-Chall, formerly, Emporia State University
Author notes provided by SyndeticsCarole McGranahan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado and the author of Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War , also published by Duke University Press.
John F. Collins is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and the author of Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy , also published by Duke University Press.