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Waterboarding: Political and Sacred Torture

Stephen F. Eisenman

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/9780823242245.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter extends arguments that Eisenman has made elsewhere regarding the “Abu Ghraib effect,” which is the public’s desensitization to images of torture because of the long history of artistic ... More


The Toxicity of Torture: Waterboarding and the Debate about “Enhanced Interrogation”

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines political discourse surrounding waterboarding in 2007 and 2008. Because the CIA had destroyed—and had admitted to destroying—videotapes of its interrogations, U.S. politicians ... More


Interrogating the Brain: Torture and the Neuroscience of Humane Interrogation

Shane O’Mara

in Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190097523
eISBN:
9780190097554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097523.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal Profession and Ethics

Can torture be studied as a biomedical problem? I contend that it most certainly can. Torture can be approached as a biomedical problem in a variety of ways. Torture can be examined in terms of its ... More


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


Dangerous Torment

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Are “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) torture? Bush administration officials as well as some philosophers and legal scholars argue they are not. Other legal scholars, human rights groups, ... More


“Why should you be so furious?”: Global Fantasies of Violence

Kristina Bross

in Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665135
eISBN:
9780190665166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665135.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Historiography

Chapter 4 focuses on the representation of Anglo-Dutch relations from Asia to America in the seventeenth century. The chapter analyzes the representation of an incident in 1623 on the spice island ... More


Plutoed

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0031
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

On August 24, 2006, the ninth planet in our solar system was plutoed by the International Astronomical Union. The scientists did not phrase their decision in those terms. Indeed almost nobody used ... More


The Counterstrategy Illustrated: Transnational Legal Process in Action

Harold Hongju Koh

in The Trump Administration and International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912185
eISBN:
9780190912215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912185.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter illustrates how the counterstrategies of rope-a-dope and transnational legal process have played out since the start of the Trump Administration. The outside strategy of domestic ... More


Trials for the Mistreatment of Civilians and Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at representative cases involving the mistreatment of prisoners of war and civilian internees by Japanese camp personnel, as well as noninterned civilians who were mistreated while ... More


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