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In a Strange Ocean: Imagining Futures with Others

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter develops a story about hope that takes form through the connections between human and nonhuman beings, specifically fish, against the backdrop of the rapid loss of fish through excesses ... More


Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

J. M. Bernstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Human beings are intrinsically vulnerable, injurable, and dependent creatures. For this reason, the primary source for the meaning of morals is the experience of moral injury. Through investigating ... More


On Being Tortured

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If torture is the paradigm of moral injury, then what is first required is a descriptive, phenomenological account of the experience of torture. Jean Améry’s account of his torture is sufficiently ... More


The Harm of Rape, the Harm of Torture

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At a crucial moment, Améry states that torture is like “a rape, a sexual act without the consent of one of the two partners.” Comparing Améry’s analysis of his torture with Susan Brison’s ... More


Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Alexander Laban Hinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confront us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide ... More


Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Anne Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

‘Weak market cities’ across European and America, or ‘core cities’ as they were in their heyday, went from being ‘industrial giants’ dominating their national, and eventually the global, economy, to ... More


Aftermaths of Genocide: Cambodian Villagers

May Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at how anthropologists can provide an analysis of the devastation that follows genocide and how survivors try to rebuild their lives. The analysis presented in this chapter ... More


Why We Embrace Novelties: Conditions That Foster Institutional Fads

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Americans have always had to deal with change, and they often worried about it—such as those modern railroads, which, for example, critics warned impelled people at unnatural speeds that threatened ... More


“War, at the Best, Is Terrible”: Devastation and Command Responsibility

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter elaborates Abraham Lincoln's policy toward bombardment of cities. It is noted that, at the time of the Civil War, army commanders had no recognized obligation to ensure that enemy ... More


Selves

John M. Doris

in Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199570393
eISBN:
9780191797460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570393.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter extends the dialogic theory of agency to the problems of self deferred from Chapter 1: continuity and identity. In each case, the treatment is emphatically social, and draws on ... More


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