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The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, the Death of Teddy's Bear and the Sovereign Exception of Guantanamo - Prickly paradigm (Paperback)
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The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, the Death of Teddy's Bear and the Sovereign Exception of Guantanamo - Prickly paradigm (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 06/01/2004
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In this pamphlet, anthropologist Magnus Fiskesjo uncovers the ritual of the Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, and the political meaning of an act of mercy.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780972819619
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 74 g
Dimensions: 179 x 117 x 6 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


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"In "The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon," Swedish anthropologist Magnus Fiskesj[1]o, sees in the annual presidential reprieve of an otherwise doomed turkey something much more than a lark. (Just ask a vegetarian; it's no joke.) 'It is really a symbolic pardoning act which, through public performance, establishes and manifests the sovereign's position at the helm of the state by highlighting . . . his power to control matters of life and death.' That observation leads Fiskesj[1]o to some troubling thoughts on the exercise of U.S. sovereignty, from Teddy Roosevelt's big-stick era to the holding of prisoners at Guantanamo."--"Washington Post Book World
"In The Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, Swedish anthropologist Magnus Fiskesj[1]o, sees in the annual presidential reprieve of an otherwise doomed turkey something much more than a lark. (Just ask a vegetarian; it's no joke.) It is really a symbolic pardoning act which, through public performance, establishes and manifests the sovereign's position at the helm of the state by highlighting . . . his power to control matters of life and death.' That observation leads Fiskesj[1]o to some troubling thoughts on the exercise of U.S. sovereignty, from Teddy Roosevelt's big-stick era to the holding of prisoners at Guantanamo."--"Washington Post Book World

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