The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008

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ISBN-13:
9783631660669
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
26.05.2015
Seiten:
313
Autor:
Katrin Dauenhauer
Gewicht:
493 g
Format:
216x151x27 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.
Contents: Introduction: Debating US Torture in Military Interventions, 1899-2008 - «Curing» the Natives: Debating US Torture During the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 - Forgetting/Rewriting/Reclaiming: Shadows of the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 - To Tell or Not to Tell: American Atrocities in Vietnam - Framing the Human: Reading North Vietnamese Torture in POW Narratives of the Vietnam War - Abu Ghraib and the (Unexceptional) Rhetoric of the Exceptional.
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.

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