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ISBN: 0822352222 / ISBN-13: 9780822352228

The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages

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Mimi Thi Nguyen examines the self-interested claims of the United States to provide freedom to others, even as it does so by generating violence and ... Show synopsis

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  • The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Duke University Press) – Hardcover (2012)
    by Mimi Thi Nguyen

    The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages
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    Hardcover, Duke University Press
    2012
    English
    New ed.
    296 pages

    ISBN: 0822352222
    ISBN-13: 9780822352228

    In The Gift of Freedom, Mimi Thi Nguyen develops a new understanding of contemporary United States empire and its self-interested claims to provide for others the advantage of human freedom. Bringing together critiques of liberalism with postcolonial approaches to the modern cartography of progress, Nguyen proposes "the gift of freedom" as the name for those forces that avow to reverence aliveness and beauty, and to govern an enlightened humanity, while producing new subjects and actions - such as a grateful refugee, or ... Show more

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