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By Cathy Hannabach

Providing a cultural historical past of blood because it was once mobilized throughout twentieth-century U.S. drugs, militarisms, and pop culture, Hannabach examines the ways in which blood has saturated the cultural imaginary.

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A nation-building project grounded in Caribbean Cold War geopolitics, Operation Pedro Pan’s focus on children is significant. Similar to US Cold War Korean adoption projects,4 Operation Pedro Pan constructed Cuban children, especially those with anti-Castro parents, as vulnerable to communist indoctrination. Operation Pedro Pan positioned US capitalism—which in the 1960s was being reorganized as global, imperial neoliberalism—as the savior of vulnerable children. The project sought to incorporate and assimilate Cuban children into the US body politic to the extent that they and their parents were willing to reproduce this international savior narrative.

0005 Cartographies of Blood and Violence 47 poverty in urban centers, the HHCA allowed the federal government to lease small plots of land for farming and agricultural development. ” Proponents described the act as an effort to preserve and protect indigenous populations through “returning” them to ancestral lands and labor practices. However, Kauanui demonstrates that the act had a genocidal logic built in that dispossessed numerous Kānaka Maoli of property rights and land claims, as well as the ability to determine their own national identities.

This became a particularly salient issue in hemophilia HIV/AIDS activism in the 1970s and 1980s. The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is the largest and most well-known US hemophilia activist organization. 31 Resnik argues that NHF activists invest in a rhetoric of “specialness,” or the belief that people with hemophilia and their families are unique and unrelated to other communities. This hemophilia exceptionalism rejects coalitional politics, and refuses to place hemophilia in the broader context of disability and social justice.

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