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Exceptionally Equal: Emergency States and the Production of Enemies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Exceptionally Equal: Emergency States and the Production of Enemies in the Xinjiang Uyghur... <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article argues that the Uyghur ethnic group is, more than any other ethnic group in Xinjiang, subject to heightened surveillance. I highlight the existence of such a phenomenon through describing various ways in which Uyghurs alter their speech and actions in relation to certain topics. By way of contrast, I draw attention to the relative lack of modifications when engaging with Han Chinese on similar topics. Such a discrepancy, I argue, is symptomatic of a broader political situation in which Uyghurs are targeted by a state of exception . Such exceptional measures aid in preventing the translation of experience between these two groups.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Exceptionally Equal: Emergency States and the Production of Enemies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Inner Asia , Volume 13 (1): 22 – Jan 1, 2011

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1464-8172
eISSN
2210-5018
DOI
10.1163/000000011797372814
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article argues that the Uyghur ethnic group is, more than any other ethnic group in Xinjiang, subject to heightened surveillance. I highlight the existence of such a phenomenon through describing various ways in which Uyghurs alter their speech and actions in relation to certain topics. By way of contrast, I draw attention to the relative lack of modifications when engaging with Han Chinese on similar topics. Such a discrepancy, I argue, is symptomatic of a broader political situation in which Uyghurs are targeted by a state of exception . Such exceptional measures aid in preventing the translation of experience between these two groups.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: PARANOIA; STATE OF EXCEPTION; HAN; URUMCHI; UYGHURS; SURVEILLANCE

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