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Violence workers : police torturers and murderers reconstruct Brazilian atrocities

Author: Martha Knisely Huggins; Mika Haritos-Fatouros; Philip G Zimbardo
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Of the 23 Brazilian policemen interviewed in-depth for this study, 14 were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964-1985 military regime. They help  Read more...


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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Knisely Huggins; Mika Haritos-Fatouros; Philip G Zimbardo
ISBN: 9780520234475 0520234472
OCLC Number: 318404878
Notes: Incluye índice.
Description: xxi, 293 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Explanation of Illustrations List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Violent Lives Chapter 2: Reconstructing Atrocity Chapter 3: Locating Torturers and Murderers Chapter 4: Deposing Atrocity and Managing Secrecy Chapter 5: Biography Intersects History Chapter 6: Personalistic Masculinity Chapter 7: Bureaucratizing Masculinities Chapter 8: Blended Masculinity Chapter 9: Shaping Identities and Obedience: A Murderous Dynamic Chapter 10: Secret and Insular Worlds of Serial Torturers and Executioners Chapter 11: Moral Universe of Torturers and Murderers Chapter 12: Hung Out to Dry Conclusion: The Alchemy of Torture and Execution: Transforming Ordinary Men into Violence Perpetrators
Responsibility: Martha K. Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo.
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"A groundbreaking work.... Its conclusions allow us to understand how state-sponsored violence is a social illness, and how easily moral boundaries can be destroyed.... Our lesson is to grasp Read more...

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