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On torture

Author: Thomas C Hilde
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University, 2008.
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They reveal the parallels between the institutionalization of torture within nations and the glorification of war and violence in artistic endeavors throughout the ages and explain how internalizing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Hilde
ISBN: 9780801890260 0801890268
OCLC Number: 183264033
Description: vi, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Thomas C. Hilde --
Torture on trial : prosecuting sadists and the obfuscation of systemic crime / Rebecca Wittmann --
Torture in the Algerian War / Tzvetan Todorov --
There are no tortures in Gaza / Adi Ophir --
The nation as iron maiden / Margarita Serje --
Torture, tongues, and treason / Christopher Britt Arrendondo --
The terrorist we torture : the tale of Abdul Hakim Murad / Stephanie Athey --
The torturers and their public / Alphonso Lingis --
Are there times when we have to accept torture? Are we really so fearful? / Ariel Dorfman --
Torture's new methods and meanings / Pilar Calveiro --
Torture as a greater evil / Carlos Castresana --
Legitimacy, identity, violence, and the law / Michael Hatfield --
Torture makes the man / Darius Rejali --
Feminism's assumptions upended / Barbara Ehrenreich --
Totalitarian lust : from Salo to Abu Ghraib / Eduardo Subirats --
Information and the tortured imagination / Thomas C. Hilde.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas C. Hilde.
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If you're thinking, 'Who wants to read a collection of essays about torture?' you may want to reconsider... This fascinating volume examines the nature of torture, its uses, and our perceptions of Read more...

 
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