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Torture

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/9780190870553.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Despite its universal and absolute prohibition in international human rights and humanitarian law, torture has persisted even in liberal democracies. This chapter traces how changing national ... More


An Assault on Truth: A Chronology of Torture, Deception, and Denial

Lisa Hajjar

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/9780823242245.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a detailed timeline regarding formulations and uses of torture related to the “war on terror” beginning in September 2001 and extending to May 2010. It foregrounds the pervasive ... More


American Cruelty

Catherine Toal

in The Entrapments of Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269341
eISBN:
9780823269396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269341.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The “torture memos” defending the treatment of detainees considered ineligible for due process only confirm that in jurisprudence, “cruelty,” despite its polemical power as an ordinary-language term, ... More


Creating the Enemy Combatant: Performances of Justice and Realities of Rightlessness

A. Naomi Paik

in Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626314
eISBN:
9781469628097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626314.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following a trail of state documents, this chapter examines how the U.S. government produced not only a new rightless subject in the “enemy combatant,” but also a parallel, quasi-legal system created ... More


The Humanities and Public Life

Peter Brooks (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257041
eISBN:
9780823261468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading ... More


Introduction

Peter Brooks

in The Humanities and Public Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257041
eISBN:
9780823261468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257041.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter describes the symposium “The Humanities in the Public Sphere,” which furnished the material for this book. The issue of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Torture Memos as ... More


Conclusion

Christopher N. Warren

in Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion suggests that when the law of nations traded poetry for professorships and donned the new garb of international law, it did not erase its literary history. Early modern poetics remains ... More


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