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Between 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. Part I. The State of Exception
  1. 1. War Bodies
  2. pp. 29-59
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  1. 2. War Crimes
  2. pp. 60-86
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  1. Part II. The Bird and the Lizard
  1. 3. Native Assailants
  2. pp. 89-115
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  1. 4. Native Murderers
  2. pp. 116-146
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  1. Part III. The Military Colony
  1. 5. Japanese Traitors
  2. pp. 149-180
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  1. 6. Japanese Militarists
  2. pp. 181-214
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-268
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-282
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 283-300
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781478005667
Related ISBN
9781478005032
MARC Record
OCLC
1089777791
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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