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Torture and the twilight of empire : from Algiers to Baghdad

Author: Marnia Lazreg
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: Human rights and crimes against humanity.
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"Torture and the Twilight of Empire looks at the intimate relationship between torture and colonial domination through a close examination of the French army's coercive tactics during the Algerian war from 1954 to 1962. By tracing the psychological, cultural, and political meanings of torture at the end of the French empire, Marnia Lazreg also sheds new light on the United States and its recourse to torture in Iraq  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marnia Lazreg
ISBN: 9780691131351 069113135X
OCLC Number: 123136732
Description: xii, 335 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Abbreviations --
Imperial politics and torture --
Revolutionary war theory --
Militarization of the colonial state --
Psychological action --
Models of pacification --
Ethnography of torture --
Doing torture --
Women: between torture and military feminism --
Ideology of torture --
Conscience, imperial identity, and torture --
The Christian church and anti-subversive war --
Sartre, Fanon, and Camus --
Reflections on torture --
Moralizing torture --
Repetitions: from Algiers to Baghdad --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Human rights and crimes against humanity.
Responsibility: Marnia Lazreg.
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