Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” – Claudia Rankine, “The Condition of Black Life” The appallingly truthful sentence above comes from a new book of essays I’ve recently been reading off and on, called Rebellious Mourning, a collection edited by Cindy Milstein, and published by AK … More Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

Expulsion and Exile

We must not fail to see that the logics of expulsion which are mulitplying the end products of chains of transactions in the dynamics of our age, are the producers and factories of refugees, of  calls for border walls, of wild claim-justifications for abductions, and expelling of low-income or unemployed persons from social welfare and … More Expulsion and Exile

Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction

ERASURE OF THE FATHER Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction BRIAN W. PRAGER ABSTRACT Erasure of the father, the expulsion of a caregiving natural parent from the lives of young children, is epidemic in Japan today. Today roughly three million children in Japan have meager-to-no contact with one parent after divorce, … More Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction