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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya , he would have been aware of the systemized violence that Britain deployed during the Mau Mau Emergency in colonial Kenya. 12 He might also, at a minimum, have gestured to the connections between 1950s Kenya and other

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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

. Each chapter heading takes its name from the death toll tied to a specific government (for example, “61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State”; “10,214,000 Murdered: The Depraved Nationalist Regime”). 10 His numbers are also inflated: Rummel claims

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Christopher Hill, Anna Bara, David Dettmann, Joseph Livesey and Falk Huettmann

Szucka, Traugott Stackelberg, and Karl Steiner are frequently cited, and the Academy of Sciences’ expeditions and other Western scientific reports are held to be the most reliable. The text depicts Siberia as a “prisoner camp” ( katorga, ssylka , Gulag

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Monstrous Masses

The Human Body as Raw Material

John Marmysz

her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism where she argues that the Holocaust and Stalin’s gulags were made possible by the antecedent “preparation of living corpses” (1976: 447). It is also a main thesis in Giorgio Agamben’s Remnants of

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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

-González , Nilda . 2001 . Paseo Boricua: Claiming a Puerto Rican space in Chicago . Centro Journal 8 ( 2 ): 7 – 23 . Gilmore , Ruth Wilson . 2007 . Golden Gulag: Prisons, surplus, crisis and oppositions in globalizing California . Berkeley : University

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Institutions of Confinement as Sites of Passage

The Mètis of Foreign Nationals Caught in the Wars on Terror, Drugs and Immigration

Carolina S. Boe

University Press . Dow , M. 2004 . American Gulag, Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons . Berkeley : University of California Press . Duprez , D. and M. Kokoreff . 2000 . Les mondes de la drogue: Usages et trafics dans les quartiers . Paris : Odile

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

(including uranium) or in military factories making tanks, aircraft, and weapons. A further proportion were prisoners in the gulag camps that proliferated not far from the border. Furthermore, all men, whatever their occupation, were subject to obligatory

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Matthew C. Eshleman, Eric Hamm, Curtis Sommerlatte, Adrian van den Hoven, Michael Lejman and Diane Perpich

important life-transforming events: reading Nietzsche, watching early silent films, internment as a prisoner of war, occupation, revelation of the Soviet gulags, enthusiasm over revolutions and disappointment over the intransigence of sordid capitalism. It

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The Origins of the Anti-Liberal Left

The 1979 Vincennes Conference on Neoliberalism

Michael C. Behrent

opportunity presented by the publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago in 1973, the so-called nouveaux philosophes André Glucksmann and Bernard-Henri Lévy wrote pamphlets characterizing Marxism as inherently totalitarian. Meanwhile, the

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Rethinking the Margins with André Schwarz-Bart

From The Last of the Just and A Woman Named Solitude to the Posthumous Narratives

Kathleen Gyssels

blacksmith who came back from the Gulag, the ex-deportee testifies that he would barely have recognized him as a Jew were it not for his extremely sad gaze: The blacksmith: I don’t know what a Jew looks like …. All I can see is a man. We had some in Stalag