Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality and the Law in the North American West

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University of California Press, Jan 9, 2012 - History - 358 pages
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In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants Nayan Shah illuminates a stunning, transient world of heterogeneous social relations—dignified, collaborative, and illicit. At the same time he demonstrates how the United States and Canada, in collusion with each other, actively sought to exclude and dispossess nonwhite races. Stranger Intimacy reveals the intersections between capitalism, the state's treatment of immigrants, sexual citizenship, and racism in the first half of the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Introduction
PART ONE
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
PART TWO
CHAPTER 5
PART THREE
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
Conclusion
NOTES
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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About the author (2012)

Nayan Shah is Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and the author of Contagious Divides (UC Press).

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