Homeland Securities

An issue of: Radical History Review

Homeland Securities
Journal Issue Pages: 320 Volume 5, Number 93 Number: 93 Published: 2005 An issue of Radical History Review
Homeland Securities, a special issue of Radical History Review, addresses the complex challenge for radical scholars and activists presented by the shift in U.S. domestic and international agendas in the wake of September 11 and the accompanying rhetorics of national defense, the war on terrorism, and the declaration of “homeland security.” While the agencies and policies grouped under the rubric of homeland security ostensibly address the safety of the United States and its citizens, the implications of homeland security reach far beyond the borders of the United States and raise questions about transnational mobility, imperialism, nation, and citizenship.

The contributors to this special issue offer critical perspectives on the many fronts of the global “war on terror” and reveal continuities and discontinuities within familiar strategies of political control, racial discrimination, and state-sanctioned violence. Featured articles explore such issues as the intersection of racism, homophobia, and imperialism at Abu Ghraib; the conundrum faced by economically disadvantaged Latino youth who find themselves doubly targeted by aggressive army recruitment and anti-immigration activity; and the ways that rhetoric and policies of homeland security have provided new legal tools in the ongoing project of defining “real Americans” through exclusion and state violence. Other essays examine the role of the military in civilian spaces, the right-wing assault on progressive historians and on area studies, librarians’ efforts to protect the privacy of their patrons’ records in light of the Patriot Act, and the role of intellectuals in resisting everyday forms of control and surveillance.

Contributors. Barbara Abrash, Lori A. Allen, Jerry Atkin, Rachel Tzvia Back, Francisco E. Balderrama, Beatriz da Costa, Lara Z. Deeb, Eric Hiltner, Martha Howell, Lawrence Jones, Burçak Keskin-Kozat, R. J. Lambrose, Jorge Mariscal, Joseph Masco, Conor McGrady, Quincy T. Mills, Priscilla Murolo, Enrique C. Ochoa, Claire Pentecost, Kavita Philip, Vivian H. Price, Jasbir K. Puar, Eliza Jane Reilly, Natsu Taylor Saito, Ellen Schrecker, David Serlin, Rogers M. Smith, Marc Stein, Matias Viegener, Kath Weston, Maurice B. Wheeler, Jessica Winegar


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1. Editors’ Introduction–Kavita Philip, Eliza Jane Reilly, and David Serlin

2. On Torture: Abu Ghraib–Jasbir K. Puar

3. Homeland Security, Militarism, and the Future of Latinos and Latinas in the United States–

Jorge Mariscal

4. The Costs of Homeland Security–Natsu Taylor Saito

5. The Politics of Access: Libraries and the Fight for Civil Liberties in Post-9/11 America–Maurice B. Wheeler

6. Digital Democracy, Digital History: “9-11 and After”–Barbara Abrash

7. Insurgent Media–Eric Hiltner

8. The Emergence of Unconstitutional Deportation and Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans as a Public Issue–Francisco E. Balderrama

9. Of Patriots and Profits: New Tools for Keeping Academic Research in Line–Beatriz da Costa and Claire Pentecost

10. Families in Queer States: The Rule of Law and the Politics of Recognition–Kath Weston

11. The Women Bush Forgot–Martha Howell

Teaching Radical History

12. War, Sex, and Resistance–Vivian H. Price

13. History in Red–and White and Blue–Ellen Schrecker

14. Civil Liberties in the Brave New World of Antiterrorism–Rogers M. Smith

15. Back to the Future: Antecedents of the Northern Command–Priscilla Murolo

16. “I’ve Got Something to Say”: The Public Square, Public Discourse, and the Barbershop–Quincy T. Mills

17. We Make the Road by Riding (Se Hace el Camino al Viajar): Stories from a Journal of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride—Portland to New York, September 23 to October 4, 2003–Jerry Atkin

18. A View from the Galilee–Rachel Tzvia Back

Visual Essays

19. Angelic States—Event Sequence–Matias Viegener

20. Statement on Recent Drawings–Conor McGrady


21. Homeland Security, Surveillance, and the War in Iraq: An Interview with Christian Parenti–

Lawrence Jones

22. Academics and the Government in the New American Century: An Interview with Rashid Khalidi–Lori A. Allen, Lara Z. Deeb, and Jessica Winegar

23. “We Can’t Assume Our Alliances; We Have to Work for Them”: An Interview with Angelica Salas–Enrique C. Ochoa


24. The Aftermath of September 11: A Radical Transformation or Old Bottles for New Wine?

Review of Mary L. Dudziak, ed., September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment?–Burçak Keskin-Kozat

25. Sexual States and National Insecurities: Review of David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government; and

Eithne Luibhéid, Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border–Marc Stein

26. “Active Measures”; or, How a KGB Spymaster Made Good in Post-9/11 America–Joseph Masco

27. The Abusable Past–R. J. Lambrose

28. Notes on Contributors

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