January 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State Kumarini Silva


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Jan 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900038 | 240pp | 215x139mm | RFB | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99
Hardback | Jan 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900021 | 240pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$141.99, NZD$170.00

Kumarini Silva argues that "brown" is no longer solely a cultural, ethnic, or political identity. Instead, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has also become a concept and strategy of identification—one rooted in xenophobic, imperialistic, and racist ideologies to target those who do not neatly fit or subscribe to ideas of nationhood.