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Torture & modernity : self, society, and state in modern Iran

Author: Darius M Rejali
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
Series: Institutional structures of feeling.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigating torture in Iran, this book puts to the test the principal explanations of modern torture offered by four groups - human-rights activists, modernization theorists, state-terrorist  Read more...

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Rejali, Darius M.
Torture & modernity.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623860814
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darius M Rejali
ISBN: 081331660X 9780813316604 0813318793 9780813318790
OCLC Number: 28215116
Description: xviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. How to Study Torture. In What Way Is Torture Modern? How to Read This Book --
Pt. 1. Disciplines and Tortures --
Foucault's Iran. 2. Qajar Punishments. The Offense of Bodies. The Conduct of Bodies. The Power to Take Life. Carnival of Signs. Shahs and Clerics. 3. Disciplinary Practices. Disciplinary Matrices. Imitating Discipline. 4. Disciplinary Society. Military Reforms. Political Reforms. Medical and Moral Reforms. Progressive Reforms. Penal Reforms. Police Reforms. Tribal and Rural Reforms. Disciplinary Society. 5. Carceral Society. The Model of Delinquency. Case Files. The Carceral Clinic. Open Prisons. Proactive Policing. What Is Torture? --
Pt. 2. Tutelage and Torture. 6. Protecting Children. The Moral Freedom of Rich Families. Socializing the Modern Working Class. Tehran's Moral Geography. 7. Creating a Moral Public. Pastoral Politics. The New Clergy. The War Against Corruption. Tutelary Policing. 8. Convictions into Prisons. Carceral Practices. Tutelary Practices. Islam and Punishment. Reasons of State. Revolution and Terror --
Pt. 3. Orienting Modernity. 9. Questioning the Subject. 10. The Rationalization of Iranians. Punishment and Rationalization. Historical Ontologies. State Capacity. 11. How Not to Talk About Torture. The Humanist Approach. The Developmentalist Approach. The State Terrorist Approach. Nietzsche's Children. The Road from Here --
Appendix A: A Study of Political Visibility --
Appendix B: A Chronology of Events in Modern Iranian History, 1790-1991 --
Appendix C: A Glossary of Farsi and Arabic Terms.
Series Title: Institutional structures of feeling.
Other Titles: Torture and modernity.
Responsibility: Darius M. Rejali.
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