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The Resource The phenomenon of torture : readings and commentary, edited and with an introduction by William F. Schulz ; foreword by Juan E. Mendez

The phenomenon of torture : readings and commentary, edited and with an introduction by William F. Schulz ; foreword by Juan E. Mendez

Label
The phenomenon of torture : readings and commentary
Title
The phenomenon of torture
Title remainder
readings and commentary
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by William F. Schulz ; foreword by Juan E. Mendez
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Torture is the most widespread human rights crime in the modern world, practiced in more than one hundred countries, including the United States. How could something so brutal, almost unthinkable, be so prevalent? The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary is designed to answer that question and many others. Beginning with a sweeping view of torture in Western history, the book examines questions such as these: Can anyone be turned into a torturer? What exactly is the psychological relationship between a torturer and his victim? Are certain societies more prone to use torture? Are there any circumstances under which torture is justified--to procure critical information in order to save innocent lives, for example? How can torture be stopped or at least its incidence be reduced?Edited and with an introduction by the former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, The Phenomenon of Torture draws on the writings of torture victims themselves, such as the Argentinian journalist Jacobo Timerman, as well as leading scholars like Elaine Scarry, author of The Body in Pain. It includes classical works by Voltaire, Jeremy Bentham, Hannah Arendt, and Stanley Milgram, as well as recent works by historian Adam Hochschild and psychotherapist Joan Golston. And it addresses new developments in efforts to combat torture, such as the designation of rape as a war crime and the use of the doctrine of universal jurisdiction to prosecute perpetrators. Designed for the student and scholar alike, it is, in sum, an anthology of the best and most insightful writing about this most curious and common form of abuse. Juan E. Méndez, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide and himself a victim of torture, provides a foreword
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schulz, William F.
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Torture
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human rights
  • Torture
Label
The phenomenon of torture : readings and commentary, edited and with an introduction by William F. Schulz ; foreword by Juan E. Mendez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter V. The Social Context of Torture
  • Chapter VI. The Ethics of Torture
  • Chapter VII. Healing the Victims, Stopping the Torture
  • Appendix: Excerpts from Documents
  • How to Get Involved
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits and Permissions
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I. Torture in Western History
  • Chapter II. Being Tortured
  • Chapter III. Who Are the Torturers?
  • Chapter IV. The Dynamics of Torture
Control code
ocn859160639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203394
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3bb6fv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160639
Label
The phenomenon of torture : readings and commentary, edited and with an introduction by William F. Schulz ; foreword by Juan E. Mendez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter V. The Social Context of Torture
  • Chapter VI. The Ethics of Torture
  • Chapter VII. Healing the Victims, Stopping the Torture
  • Appendix: Excerpts from Documents
  • How to Get Involved
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits and Permissions
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I. Torture in Western History
  • Chapter II. Being Tortured
  • Chapter III. Who Are the Torturers?
  • Chapter IV. The Dynamics of Torture
Control code
ocn859160639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 389 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203394
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3bb6fv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160639

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