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Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity

Author: John T Parry
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2010.
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Prohibiting torture will not end it. In Understanding Torture, John T. Parry explains that torture is already a normal part of the state coercive apparatus. Torture is about dominating the victim for a variety of purposes, including public order; control of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and -- critically -- domination for the sake of domination. Seen in this way, Abu Ghraib sits on a continuum with  Read more...
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Parry, John T., 1964-
Understanding torture.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)777049449
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Parry
ISBN: 9780472070770 0472070770 9780472050772 047205077X 9780472021789 0472021788
OCLC Number: 466344507
Description: x, 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Torture and international law ---
The European law of torture ---
Torture and state violence in U.S. law ---
Torture, rights, and the modern state ---
Torture in modern democracies ---
U.S. torture at home and abroad ---
Torture in the War on Terror.
Other Titles: Law, violence, and political identity
Responsibility: John T. Parry.

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