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dc.contributor.authorCamacho, Keith L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-27 11:23:48
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T06:48:11Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T06:48:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1007892
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22286
dc.description.abstractBetween 1944 and 1949 the United States Navy held a war crimes tribunal that tried Japanese nationals and members of Guam's indigenous Chamorro population who had worked for Japan's military government. In Sacred Men Keith L. Camacho traces the tribunal's legacy and its role in shaping contemporary domestic and international laws regarding combatants, jurisdiction, and property. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben's notions of bare life and Chamorro concepts of retribution, Camacho demonstrates how the U.S. tribunal used and justified the imprisonment, torture, murder, and exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals in order to institute a new American political order. This U.S. disciplinary logic in Guam, Camacho argues, continues to directly inform the ideology used to justify the Guantánamo Bay detention center, the torture and enhanced interrogation of enemy combatants, and the American carceral state.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.otherGiorgio Agamben
dc.subject.otherempire
dc.subject.otherindigeneity
dc.subject.othermilitarism
dc.subject.othersovereignty
dc.titleSacred Men
dc.title.alternativeLaw, Torture, and Retribution in Guam
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1215/9781478090236
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
oapen.relation.isbn9781478005667; 9781478006343; 9781478005032
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages312
oapen.place.publicationDurham
oapen.notes2020-03-27 11:14:48, Funder name: UCLA/ Funding project name: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem TOME


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