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Author Shah, Nayan, 1966- author

Title Stranger intimacy : contesting race, sexuality, and the law in the North American West / Nayan Shah
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series American crossroads ; 31
American crossroads ; 31
Contents Migration, capitalism, and stranger intimacy -- Passion, violence, and asserting honor -- Policing strangers and borderlands -- Rural dependency and intimate tensions -- Intimacy, law, and legitimacy -- Legal borderlands of age and gender -- Intimate ties and state legitimacy -- Membership and nation-states -- Regulating intimacy and immigration -- Strangers to citizenship -- Conclusion: estrangement or belonging? -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Summary "In exploring an array of intimacies between global migrants 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Citizenship -- Social aspects -- North America.
Foreign workers -- North America.
Migrant labor -- North America.
Sex and law -- North America.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011030381
ISBN 0520950402 (electronic bk.)
9780520950405 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)