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“Going to Meet the Man” in Abu Ghraib

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter presents James Baldwin’s short story, “Going To Meet the Man,” as a rescripting of Freud’s Oedipal scene, introducing the black male as a triangulating figure vis-à-vis the (white) male ... More


In the American Desert

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan as desert wars, even though they are fought in cities, mountains, and marshes. Americans believe that all men are created equal, that ... More


The Pleasures of Punishment: Complicity, Spectatorship, and Abu Ghraib

Amy Adler

in Punishment in Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861958
eISBN:
9781479878680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861958.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Amy Adler uses Freudian theory to examine the reception of images of torture associated with American handling of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. While the Supreme Court has come to insist on a ... More


On Psycho-Photography: Shame and Abu Ghraib

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to an analysis of the Abu Ghraib photographs and proposes that there is a formal connection between the temporality of anxiety, the psychic structure of shame, and the ... More


The Heartbreak of Acknowledgment: From Metropolitan Detention Center to Abu Ghraib

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter compares the response of Congress to the abuse of the “September 11 detainees” at the Metropolitan Detention Facility (MDC) in Brooklyn, N.Y., with its response to the release of ... More


Sadism on the Night Shift: Accounting for Abu Ghraib

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the causal isolation of Abu Ghraib, detailing the arguments that absolved high-ranking military and executive branch officials, as well as the policies that they authorized, of ... More


Documenting the Documentaries on Abu Ghraib: Facts Versus Distortion

Stjepan G. Mestrovic

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the documentaries Standard Operating Procedure and The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, arguing that both failed to adequately capture the humanity and the dilemmas of victims and ... More


Women and War

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how the participation of women in war was advanced by both the military and the media as evidence for the equality of women in the West. Attention to the plight of women in the ... More


“We didn’t kill ’em, we didn’t cut their head off”: Abu Ghraib Revisited

Sherene H. Razack

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines popular cultural narratives about Abu Ghraib, and especially the responses of those who are critical of what happened at the penal compound. Taking the Obama administration's ... More


Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Jared Del Rosso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the U.S. military, exonerated high-ranking ... More


‘Slippery Slope’ and Other Dangers

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines ‘slippery slope’ and other dangers of states resorting to torturing terrorists in ticking bomb situations. First, general consequentialist reasons are cited supporting an ... More


US Military Abuses at Abu Ghraib

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the issue of memory associated with the revelation and images of U.S. military abuses at Abu Ghraib. It explores the sociality of memory in terms of a productive power using ... More


Photography and Visual Art: ‘Convulsions of empire’ and ‘adventures in cubism’. Visualising republican culture after 9/11

David Holloway

in 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633807
eISBN:
9780748670772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633807.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6, on visual art and photography, offers detailed discussion of the 9/11 photography exhibition here is new york, the September 2004 issue of art magazine ArtForum (on ‘political’ art after ... More


Damnatio Memoriae

Hamid Dabashi

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzing public debates on the atrocities committed in Abu Ghraib Prison on the one hand and those committed in Iran’s Kahrizak Prison on the other, this chapter argues that in the Iranian case, ... More


Baghdad

Neil James Mitchell

in Democracy's Blameless Leaders: From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761441
eISBN:
9780814763377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761441.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter narrates how Donald Rumsfeld denied allegations of being involved in the abusive treatment of captured Iraqis at the Baghdad Central Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib. This case shows ... More


Isolating Incidents

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines claims about the geographic extent of abuse, in showing how the gradual buildup of evidence forced Congress and the military to recognize that abuse had been pervasive in Iraq. ... More


The Nonsensical Smile of the Torturer in Post- 9 / 11 Documentary Films

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a group of documentaries that deal with the Abu Ghraib photographs. These documentaries include Standard Opening Procedure (2008), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), and The Ghosts ... More


Battlefield Trophies: Soldiers’ Archives and the Affective Politics of Recoil

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores the ways in which archives that bear the traces of military violence set up ambivalent affective demands for those who turn to photographic archives in pursuit of evidence. I ... More


A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Hiram Perez

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

A Taste for Brown Bodies asks what difference race makes in the emergence of gay modernity. The book examines how the romanticization of the “brown body” continues to shape modern gay sensibilities, ... More


Introduction: Confronting the Abu Ghraib Photographs

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses the shocking photographs from Abu Ghraib depicting American military personnel and their prisoners. Though the story broke on April 28, 2004, when CBS's 60 Minutes ... More


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