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Karen Houppert wrote an article, published in The Nation on Monday, highlighting some of the difficulties surrounding President Obama’s recent child immigration mandates. In it, she describes a daunting scenario she encountered in New York: Here is the scene in New York’s federal immigration court at 10:25 Thursday am—multiply it by 62,000.  A slender 12-year-old girl sits before […]

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A series of images of young children in a crowded US Border Patrol facility in Texas has been circulating the web since they leaked into conservative news and opinion website Breibart.com last week. The images show hundreds of immigrants—most of them Salvadoran, Honduran and Guatemalan children and minors—shoved in windowless rooms as they await for instructions. In an […]

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There are many reasons to delight in Joanna Dreby’s writing. My favorite these days is her commitment to some kind of relational writing. In “How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities: A View from the Ground,” Dreby uses a common social experience (i.e., that couples get divorced) to illustrate a more foreign situation (i.e., that […]

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I often avoid talking about race, class, and migration in public. People seem to take these topics as an opportunity to strengthen their beliefs, rather than to enter a discussion. (see “Breaking up the Echo” quoted in my first week of reading). A recent article in the New York Times opinion pages has taken my conviction a […]

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From Fritz Tucker, Zeteo Assistant Editor 23 September 2012 While reading Tyler Anbinder’s book Five Points for a New York history class, I came across a quote from a Chinese-American, from the 1870′s. My eye was caught by the description of America as “the country of the wizards,” and Americans as wealthy “barbarians.” I was reminded […]

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From Alexia Raynal, Zeteo Assistant Editor 16 September 2012 I would like to begin this week of reading by calling attention to one of Kitty Calavita’s most recent books: Invitation to Law and Society (University of Chicago Press, 2010.) There, Calavita argues that legal constructions shape human behavior, and, in turn, human behavior shapes legal constructions. […]

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From Alexia Raynal, Zeteo Assistant Editor 16 September 2012 I would like to begin this week of reading by calling attention to one of Kitty Calavita’s most recent books: Invitation to Law and Society (University of Chicago Press, 2010.) There, Calavita argues that legal constructions shape human behavior, and, in turn, human behavior shapes legal constructions. […]

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February 3, 2018

This is, clearly, a continuing story. In an online article in a new UK magazine, The Amorist, computer science professor Kate Devlin urges that sex bots (and digital assistants, like Siri) shouldn't just be "gynoids"; we should have access to "androids" as well. And then there is my personal experience of drawing from the nude. Increasingly, I find or realize, that breasts now often -- and unfortunately! -- are coming in just one, too-perfect shape. (In the augmentation industry it's called "round," and I believe the most popular fill is on the order of 400ccs.) Are we finding that the simples...

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

From Alexia Raynal, Zeteo Assistant Editor 16 September 2012 I would like to begin this week of reading by calling attention to one of Kitty Calavita’s most recent books: Invitation to Law and Society (University of Chicago Press, 2010.) There, Calavita argues that legal constructions shape human behavior, and, in turn, human behavior shapes legal constructions. […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

From Alexia Raynal, Zeteo Assistant Editor 16 September 2012 I would like to begin this week of reading by calling attention to one of Kitty Calavita’s most recent books: Invitation to Law and Society (University of Chicago Press, 2010.) There, Calavita argues that legal constructions shape human behavior, and, in turn, human behavior shapes legal constructions. […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Sex, Politics—is due out in 2017. His previous, Emily-Dickinson-related, multilingual writing: Translating Dickinson (into French) and Dickinson — Sex, Spanish, Stew. Some readers might also be interested in Beyond […]

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