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IAH 207 Sample Essays for FInal

IAH 207 Sample Essays for FInal - No-No-Boy...

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No-No-Boy Law,Justice,Violence- The novel No-No Boy, by John Okada represents the usage of Law and Justice to justify different aspects of violence towards a group of people. First we can define violence in three different ways Physical, Systemic, and Symbolic. Physical violence is where someone kills or bodily injures someone. Systemic violence happens when a broad social system excludes and/ or impoverishes someone. Symbolic violence, someone is conceptualized and named against their will. The novel is set during the period of World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl harbor in 1942, America granted soverieghty over the japanese. Sovereignty is defined by all politics constituted by an inside outside decision. The quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory. It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests on a political fact for which no purely legal explanation can be provided. They were considered to be a risk, and due to the curcimstances the courts justified that they were an exception to the law. This led to the internment of over 100,000 japanese Americans. These actions brought against the Japanese Americans that procided in the western parts of the U.S. questioned the U.S. distinction of bare life, Bios vs Zoe. They considered the Japanese to be Bios to the white man. The white man in order to make this decision for internment considered them selves to be Zoe. Bios can be defined as born from zoe. Zoe being the image of all men
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