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Interpreters of Occupation
Gender and the Politics of Belonging in an Iraqi Refugee Network

Madeline Otis Campbell

Cloth $59.95L    |    978-0-8156-3455-3    |    2016

Paper $34.95s    |    978-0-8156-3437-9    |    2016

ebook 978-0-8156-5359-2

"After reading this nuanced, eye-opening ethnography, I will never again hear the deceptively simple phrase ‘military interpreters’ without pausing to think of Meena, of her complex navigations of identities, statuses, obligations, and opportunities. She and the other Iraqi women and men whose lives Campbell brings to life here teach us to think more realistically about the genderings of militarism and the dilemmas faced by refugees."—Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War

"Campbell illuminates what is often forgotten about the US war on Iraq—its imperial practices of cultural translation and the new dilemmas produced for Iraqi diasporas over family, loyalty, and belonging. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with US militarism, immigration and diaspora, Arab Americans, cultural studies, and gender studies."—Nadine S. Naber, author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

"An extremely important topic. . . . The book tells stories of individual Iraqis negotiating lives between Iraq and the US within the context of families, societal norms, economic needs, gendered expectations, nationalist feelings, responsibilities to others, and individual desires"—Dina Khoury, author of Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance

"The role of interpreters in the US occupation of Iraq has come to the attention of cultural studies scholars in the past few years. Few, however, have tackled them in the multi-faceted manner that Campbell does. Her contribution is a significant one."—Rochelle Davis, associate professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

  Interpreters of Occupation

  Madeline Otis Campbell is assistant professor of urban studies and director of the Center for Human Rights at Worcester State University.

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6 x 9, 256 pages, 3 black-and-white illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index

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