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Argues that the demands for personhood for those who, in the eyes of society, have little value, depend on capitalist and hetero-patriarchal measures of worth

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Acknowledgments Introduction: The Violence of Value 1. White Entitlement and Other People's Crimes 2. Beyond Ethical Obligation 3. Grafting Terror onto Illegality 4. Immigrant Rights versus Civil Rights Conclusion: Racialized Hauntings of the Devalued Dead Notes Index About the Author

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Lisa Marie Cacho is Associate Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and Asian American Studies, with affiliations in Gender and Women's Studies and English, at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign.


"This is a game-changing book, written in beautiful and lucid prose." Rachel Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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