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Covert Capital – Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia - California Scholarship Online
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Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Andrew Friedman

Abstract

This spatial and cultural history chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions that defined US foreign policy in the era of global decolonization created domestic space around their own headquarters and abroad. The book argues for an alternate genealogy for US migration by tracing social and family relationships formed during violent US endeavors, which carried American agents abroad and migrants from Vietnam, El Salvador, Iran, and elsewhere home to the District of Columbia suburbs. As the US empire expressed itself abroad by developing roads, embassies, and villages, its s ... More

Keywords: CIA, empire, race, migration, suburb, Pentagon, Dulles, northern Virginia, Vietnam, Iran, Salvador, Central America, architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274648
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274648.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Friedman, author
Haverford College