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The Resource Interpreters of occupation : gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network, Madeline Otis Campbell

Interpreters of occupation : gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network, Madeline Otis Campbell

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Interpreters of occupation : gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network
Title
Interpreters of occupation
Title remainder
gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Otis Campbell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Iraq War, thousands of young Baghdadis worked as interpreters for US troops, becoming the front line of the so-called War on Terror. Deployed by the military as linguistic as well as cultural interpreters--translating the 'human terrain' of Iraq--members of this network urgently honed identification strategies amid suspicion from US forces, fellow Iraqis, and, not least of all, one another. In Interpreters of Occupation, Campbell traces the experiences of twelve individuals from their young adulthood as members of the Ba'thist generation, to their work as interpreters, through their navigation of the US immigration pipeline, and finally to their resettlement in the United States. Throughout, Campbell considers how these men and women grappled with issues of belonging and betrayal, both on the battlefield in Iraq and in the US-based diaspora. A nuanced and richly detailed ethnography, Interpreters of Occupation gives voice to a generation of US allies through their diverse and vividly rendered life histories. In the face of what some considered a national betrayal in Iraq and their experiences of otherness within the United States, interpreters negotiate what it means to belong to a diasporic community in flux"--From publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Madeline Otis
Dewey number
920.00892/7567
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I55
LC item number
C36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥizb al-Baʻth al-ʻArabī al-Ishtirākī (Iraq)
  • Iraqis
  • Iraqis
  • Refugees
  • Social networks
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Sex role
  • Translators
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Young adults
Label
Interpreters of occupation : gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network, Madeline Otis Campbell
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-229) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Introduction: Global routes : Baghdad to Boston -- The last Ba'thist generation -- Life and work as a military terp -- Honor and terror on loyalty base -- Reconstructing patriarchy on patrol -- From American ally to Iraqi refugee -- Inside the refugee network and across borders -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Control code
ocn928488109
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780815634379
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016000183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780815634379
  • (OCoLC)928488109
Label
Interpreters of occupation : gender and the politics of belonging in an Iraqi refugee network, Madeline Otis Campbell
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Introduction: Global routes : Baghdad to Boston -- The last Ba'thist generation -- Life and work as a military terp -- Honor and terror on loyalty base -- Reconstructing patriarchy on patrol -- From American ally to Iraqi refugee -- Inside the refugee network and across borders -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Control code
ocn928488109
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780815634379
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016000183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780815634379
  • (OCoLC)928488109

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