Sacred men: law, torture, and retribution in Guam

The state of exception -- War bodies -- War crimes -- The bird and the lizard -- Native assailants -- Native murderers -- The military colony -- Japanese traitors -- Japanese militarists.

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Main Author: Camacho, Keith L.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Durham Duke University Press 2019
Series/Journal:Global and insurgent legalities
Further subjects:B War crime trials (Guam) History 20th century
B Guam History Japanese occupation, 1941-1944
B World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities (Guam)
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Summary:The state of exception -- War bodies -- War crimes -- The bird and the lizard -- Native assailants -- Native murderers -- The military colony -- Japanese traitors -- Japanese militarists.
"Between 1944 and 1949 the United States Navy held a war crimes tribunal that tried Japanese nationals and members of Guam's indigenous Chamorro population who had worked for Japan's military government. In Sacred Men Keith L. Camacho traces the tribunal's legacy and its role in shaping contemporary domestic and international laws regarding combatants, jurisdiction, and property. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben's notions of bare life and Chamorro concepts of retribution, Camacho demonstrates how the U.S. tribunal used and justified imprisonment, torture, murder, and exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals in order to institute a new American political order. This U.S. disciplinary logic in Guam, Camacho contends, continues to directly inform the ideology used to justify the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the torture and enhanced interrogation of enemy combatants, and the American carceral state." -- Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1478005033