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THE TERRITORIALITIES OF U.S. IMPERIALISM(S): CONFLICTING DISCOURSES OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND TERRITORY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY U.S. LEGAL TEXTS AND INDIGENOUS LIFE WRITING.

Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg

‘The Territorialities of U.S. Imperialism(s)’ sets into relation U.S. imperial and Indigenous conceptions of territoriality as articulated in U.S. legal texts and Indigenous life writing in the 19th century. It analyzes the ways in which U.S. legal texts as “legal fictions” narratively press to affirm the United States’ territorial sovereignty and coherence in spite of its reliance on a variety of imperial practices that flexibly disconnect and (re)connect U.S. sovereignty, jurisdiction and territory. 

At the same time, the book acknowledges Indigenous life writing as legal texts in their own right and with full juridical force, which aim to highlight the heterogeneity of U.S. national territory both from their individual perspectives and in conversation with these legal fictions. Through this, the book’s analysis contributes to a more nuanced understanding of the coloniality of U.S. legal fictions, while highlighting territoriality as a key concept in the fashioning of the narrative of U.S. imperialism.

REVIEWS FOR THE TERRITORIALITIES OF U.S. IMPERIALISM(S)

Biography, Volume 45, Number 1, 2022, pp. 104-107; https://muse.jhu.edu/article/869255


ACROSS CURRENTS: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ATLANTIC AND (TRANS)PACIFIC STUDIES.

Routledge

This book explores connections between Atlantic studies and (trans)Pacific studies, including the potential discursive, topical, and historical overlaps of the two fields. It carves out mutual concerns and theoretical affinities, but also divergent approaches and differences. While acknowledging the fundamental differences that characterize the individual fields, the essays in this volume examine how both Atlantic and (trans)Pacific studies are part of global currents of political, activist, artistic, economic, and academic exchange. This volume brings together voices from Europe, North America, and the Pacific with disciplinary backgrounds in history, culture, and literature. Directed at scholars with a background in (trans)Pacific and/or Atlantic studies, this collection is an attempt to stimulate exchange between the two fields, to intensify their impact within the current transnational focus of literary and cultural studies, to encourage the questioning of well-mapped paths of inquiry, and to outline new theoretical approaches to both fields.

AMERICAN TERRITORIALITIES

Journal for Transnational American Studies


 

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