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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


In Hell

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Every being is implicated in the devastation that took place in the twentieth century: Nazism, the bomb, genocides, mass deportations. When trauma occurs, it defeats the very possibility of being a ... 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


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


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


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


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


“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


Town, Village and Country

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter turns to consider the effects of the conflict on the urban and rural landscape. Despite the almost twenty-year duration of the civil war, its impacts on landscape and townscape had very ... More


Anarchy on the Fen Edge: Case Study of the Isle of Ely

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides a detailed case study of the campaigns in and around the Isle of Ely in the twelfth century. The circumstances of a wealthy but isolated region, combined with a rebel heritage, ... More


The Twelfth-Century Civil War in Context: Assessment and Reassessment

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This final chapter presents a self-contained overview of what the material evidence tells us about the twelfth-century civil war and its consequences. Issues with dating archaeological evidence to ... 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


Rites of Grief and Mourning

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Through the study of grief over lost places, tree friends, whole species, and human comrades, I suggest that protests can be understood as rites of mourning. Memories of childhood wonder, feelings of ... More


The License for Financial Devastation

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of large corporations in financial devastation that has become especially severe in the years of contentment. Central to the economics of contentment is the general ... More


Devastation, Depopulation and Revival in the Age of Conquest

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the extent of the devastation inflicted on the Dār al-Islām by the Mongol invasions and such recovery as occurred prior to the 1260s, whether as a result of local initiative or ... More


Epilogue Toward the Posthuman Ruin

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The total wars of the twentieth century wrought severe devastation that does not seem to fit with aesthetic or sentimental responses, such as those still evident after the San Francisco earthquake. ... 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


Tsunami’s Spin

Mohan K. Tikku

in After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

The Chapter discusses how a natural calamity of unspeakable proportions could alter the trajectory of a long-running ethnic conflict. Western governments and the United Nations agencies permitted Sri ... More


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