The photographs from Abu Ghraib triggered a debate on torture in the United States that has been led with a significant amount of visibility. What has been noticeably absent, however, is a thorough historical contextualization of US torture following September 11, 2001. The Shadow of Torture analyzes the debates on torture during the Vietnam War and the Philippine-American War and shows that the current controversy did not arise out of a political vacuum but reflects and draws upon pre-existing discursive contexts and practices.
The Shadow of Torture investigates debates on US torture during the Philippine-American War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War with the aim to provide a historical contextualization of the torture debate in the United States in the wake of Abu Ghraib. It argues that there are significant continuities, contrary to popular claims to exceptionalism.
Auteur Katrin Dauenhauer
Date de publication 26.05.2015
Nombre de pages 313
Type de produit Livre
Dimension 210 x 148 x 148 mm
Poids du produit 500 g
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