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International Society and America's War on Terrorism

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The evidence presented in previous chapters contributes to the general argument that the US defends the idea of a society of states because it is in the kind of society that America can preserve a ... More


Liberal Imaginaries of Guantánamo

Rebecca A. Adelman

in Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281671
eISBN:
9780823284788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281671.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In its depictions of Guantánamo Bay detainees, the state’s agenda is obvious. But the state is not the only entity that mediates detainees’ voices: so, too, do the individuals and organizations that ... More


Guantánamo: Pushed to the Breaking Point

Laurel E. Fletcher

in The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Detainees encountered a hive of activity when they arrived inside the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay. Responsibility for camp operations and interrogations was split between two units. Brigadier ... More


The U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay and U.S.-Cuban Cooperation

Melanie M. Ziegler

in U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030876
eISBN:
9780813039701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030876.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since its establishment, the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay (Gitmo) has been a constant and major irritant to many Cuban nationalists. Formally established in 1901, the naval base is the oldest ... More


Detaining Terrorist Suspects after 9/11

Ralph Jason

in America's War on Terror: The State of the 9/11 Exception from Bush to Obama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652358
eISBN:
9780191745515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652358.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on how US detention policy has evolved since 9/11. The Bush administration claimed that, as enemy combatants in an ongoing armed conflict, terrorist suspects could be detained ... More


Introduction: “The New Paradigm”

Laurel E. Fletcher

in The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Bush Administration, within days of 9/11, began developing what came to be known as “the New Paradigm” for the “war on terror,” under which the president authorized “a new, ad hoc system of ... More


Guantánamo: No Exit

Laurel E. Fletcher

in The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay is an institution of total confinement, designed largely to serve the needs of interrogators and their superiors. Most former detainees interviewed for ... More


Law in the New Diaspora: Deportees and the Space/Time Continuum

Daniel Kanstroom

in Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199742721
eISBN:
9780199950348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742721.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the legal aspects of all that has come before. It examines two fundamental legal concepts: territory (the physical space where government action occurred or where the claimant ... More


‘Less than human’: Guantánamo Bay (2002)

in Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317484
eISBN:
9781846317170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317170.010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews the writing coming out of the US prison camps at Guantánamo Bay. Guantánamo Bay is a huge natural feature of south-east Cuba. Tom Miller account of Guantánamo Bay presents ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book, based on a two-year study of former prisoners of the U.S. government's detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, reveals in graphic detail the cumulative effect of the Bush ... More


Guantánamo: Microcosm of a Prison beyond the Law

Jonathan Hafetz

in Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737033
eISBN:
9780814790793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737033.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how the U.S. war on terrorism took shape at Guantánamo Bay and how Guantánamo came to signify a prison beyond the law, pervaded by illegal detention, abuse, and secrecy. It ... More


“Being Helplessly Civilized Leaves Us at the Mercy of the Beast”: Post-9/11 Discourses on Torture in the United States

Jinee Lokaneeta

in Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752791
eISBN:
9780814765111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752791.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the U.S. legal discourse on torture in the period after 9/11 to determine whether policies on interrogation and torture constitute a “state of exception” or represent a ... More


2 Guantánamo: Microcosm of a Prison beyond the Law

Jonathan Hafetz

in Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737033
eISBN:
9780814790793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737033.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how the U.S. war on terrorism took shape at Guantánamo Bay and how Guantánamo came to signify a prison beyond the law, pervaded by illegal detention, abuse, and secrecy. It ... More


2 “Being Helplessly Civilized Leaves Us at the Mercy of the Beast”: Post-9/11 Discourses on Torture in the United States

Jinee Lokaneeta

in Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752791
eISBN:
9780814765111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752791.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the U.S. legal discourse on torture in the period after 9/11 to determine whether policies on interrogation and torture constitute a “state of exception” or represent a ... More


Afghanistan: The Long Journey Begins

Laurel E. Fletcher

in The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The United States launched its war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. U.S. forces have held tens of thousands of detainees in Kandahar and Bagram, with fewer than 800 known detainees being ... More


Borders are Not What or Where They are Supposed to be: Security, Territory, Law

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637324
eISBN:
9780748652747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter seeks to illustrate Étienne Balibar's point that borders are vacillating and not necessarily where they are supposed to be in contemporary political life. To do this, it looks at three ... More


Above the law

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Along with military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, one of the central features of the war on terror was the use of extra-legal measures by the United States. These involved indefinite ... More


Deprivations of Life and Liberty: Detention, Trial, and Targeted Killing

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Post-9/11 American counterterrorism policy has strained legal prohibitions on arbitrary deprivations of life and liberty. This chapter surveys domestic and international legal norms governing killing ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter considers how the legal and political arguments for detention camps in the US-led ‘war on terror’ draw on the rhetoric of emergency to reinforce the necessity for broader ... More


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