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Torture : power, democracy, and the human body

Author: Shampa Biswas; Zahi Anbra Zalloua
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 2011.
Series: Global re-visions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the question of torture through multiple lenses by situating it within systems of belief, social networks of power, and ideological worldviews

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shampa Biswas; Zahi Anbra Zalloua
ISBN: 9780295991221 0295991224
OCLC Number: 713189830
Description: viii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Torture and democracy : what now? / Darius Rejali --
Now that we've tortured : image, guilt, consequence / Mark Danner --
"We are all torturers now" : accountability after Abu Ghraib / Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn --
Dying Is not permitted : sovereignty, biopower, and force-feeding at Guantánamo Bay / Lauren Wilcox --
The torture device : debate and archetype / Stephanie Athey --
Specters of the Muselmann : Guantánamo Bay Penalogial Theme Park and the torture of Omar Khadr / Joseph Pugliese --
This fragile body : Susan Crile's Abu Ghraib : abuse of power / Julia A. Ireland --
Sri Lanka : landscapes of massacre / Suvendrini Perera.
Series Title: Global re-visions.
Other Titles: Power, democracy, and the human body
Responsibility: edited by Shampa Biswas and Zahi Zalloua.

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