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The Resource A lexicon of terror : Argentina and the legacies of torture, Marguerite Feitlowitz

A lexicon of terror : Argentina and the legacies of torture, Marguerite Feitlowitz

Label
A lexicon of terror : Argentina and the legacies of torture
Title
A lexicon of terror
Title remainder
Argentina and the legacies of torture
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Feitlowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Now, in A Lexicon of Terror, Marguerite Feitlowitz fully exposes the nightmare of sadism, paranoia, and deception the military dictatorship unleashed on the Argentine people, a nightmare that would claim over 30,000 civilians from 1976 to 1983 and whose leaders were recently issued warrants by a Spanish court for the crime of genocide. Feitlowitz explores the perversion of language under state terrorism, both as it is used to conceal and confuse ("The Parliament must be disbanded to rejuvenate democracy") and to domesticate torture and murder. Thus, citizens kidnapped and held in secret concentration camps were "disappeared"; torture was referred to as "intensive therapy"; prisoners thrown alive from airplanes over the ocean were called "fish food". Based on six years of research and extensive interviews with peasants, intellectuals, activists, and bystanders, A Lexicon of Terror examines the full impact of this catastrophic period from its inception to the present, in which former torturers, having been legally pardoned or never charged, live side by side with those they tortured
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feitlowitz, Marguerite
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F2849.2
LC item number
.F37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Argentina
  • Rhetoric
  • Political violence
  • Disappeared persons
  • Terrorism
Label
A lexicon of terror : Argentina and the legacies of torture, Marguerite Feitlowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36817195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780195106350
Lccn
97016843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A lexicon of terror : Argentina and the legacies of torture, Marguerite Feitlowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36817195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780195106350
Lccn
97016843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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