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Torture and the twilight of empire - from algiers to baghdad.

Author: Marnia Lazreg
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marnia Lazreg
ISBN: 9780691173481 0691173486
OCLC Number: 1026746157
Description: 368 sidor ; 23.6 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Introduction 1 Part I: Imperial Politics and Torture Chapter 1: Revolutionary-War Theory 15 Chapter 2: Militarization of the Colonial State 34 Chapter 3: Psychological Action 61 Chapter 4: Models of Pacification: From Nietzsche to Sun Tzu 87 Part II: Ethnography of Torture Chapter 5: Doing Torture 111 Chapter 6: Women: Between Torture and Military Feminism 145 Part III: Ideology of Torture Chapter 7: Conscience, Imperial Identity, and Torture 173 Chapter 8: The Christian Church and Antisubversive War 191 Chapter 9: Fanon, Sartre, and Camus 213 Part IV: Reflections on Torture Chapter 10: Moralizing Torture 237 Chapter 11: Repetitions: From Algiers to Baghdad 253 Notes 271 Glossary 309 References and Selected Bibliography 311 Index 323


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