James Room
Nov 4, 2010 | 7:00PM

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom

Lisa Lowe

Historians characterize the early nineteenth-century arrival of Chinese “coolies” to the Americas as “the transition from slavery to free labor,” in which the abolition of slavery and the introduction of indentured labor comprised the conditions for the emergence of liberal political reason, connecting the rise of bourgeois political economic institutions in Europe and North America […]

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economics, ethnicity, history, immigration, labor, literature, race, transnational

Mar 4, 2010 | 12:00PM

Negotiating ‘Illegality’ in New Immigrant Destinations

Jacqueline Olvera

Conventionally, immigrant “illegality” has come to signify a status, assigned by law to migrants residing in the United States who arrive outside of authorized channels and without proper documentation. Conceptualizing illegality simply as status, however, overlooks the social consequences that this legal category has on the lives of the undocumented. In her study of Mexican […]

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activism, class, economic justice, ethnicity, gender, immigration, policy, race

Scholar and Feminist Online: 6.3
Summer 2008

Borders on Belonging: Gender and Immigration

Neferti Tadiar

Contributors include Malik Ahmed, Natalia Almada, Paola Bacchetta, Mary Pat Brady, Maria Hinojosa, Kayhan Irani, Lisa Lowe, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Ruth Marshall, Bharati Mukherjee, Nadine Naber, Susan C. Pearce, Queers for Economic Justice, Dylan Rodríguez, Robyn Rodriguez, Natalie J. Sokoloff, Neferti Tadiar, Miriam Ticktin, and Basia Winograd.

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activism, arts, class, economic justice, ethnicity, film, gender, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, latina, media, performance, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race, transnational, violence, war, writing