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Hostage to the News

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about the emergence of the risk of institutionalized and currently ritualized kidnapping. These involve the use hostage videos to exert political pressure and secure ransoms, and ... More


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Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the proliferation of pleasure districts and prostitutes in Japan during the Edo period. It first describes the large buildings in the pleasure quarters, the grand multistoried ... More


Kidnapped Narratives: The Lost Heir of Henry Christophe and the Imagined Communities of the African Diaspora

in Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314971
eISBN:
9781846316517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316517.006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines narratives of the kidnappings that haunted leaders of the Haitian Revolution as well as their families, with special emphasis on the families of Toussaint Louverture and Henry ... More


Capital Crimes: Kidnappings and Corporate Investment in Colombia

Rony Pshisva and Gustavo A. Suarez

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter proposes an approach focused on a particularly salient crime of kidnappings. After having exploiting variation in kidnappings that target firm managers in different regions of Colombia, ... More


The False Promise of Normalcy (2000–2006)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, eighteen years after it invaded the country. It begins with a discussion of how Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon initially ... More


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