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The Resource This Side of Silence : Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty, Tobias Kelly

This Side of Silence : Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty, Tobias Kelly

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This Side of Silence : Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty
Title
This Side of Silence
Title remainder
Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Kelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are accustomed to thinking of torture as the needless infliction of cruelty by public officials, and we assume that lawyers and clinicians are best placed to speak about its causes and effects. However, it has not always been so. The category of torture is a very specific way of thinking about violence, and our current understandings of the term are rooted in recent twentieth-century history. In This Side of Silence, social anthropologist Tobias Kelly argues that the tensions between post-Cold War armed conflict, human rights activism, medical notions of suffering, and concerns over immigration have produced a distinctively new way of thinking about torture, which is saturated with notions of law and trauma. This Side of Silence asks what forms of suffering and cruelty can be acknowledged when looking at the world through the narrow legal category of torture. The book focuses on the recent history of Britain but draws wider comparative conclusions, tracing attempts to recognize survivors and perpetrators across the fields of asylum, criminal law, international human rights, and military justice. In this thorough and eloquent ethnography, Kelly avoids treating the legal prohibition of torture as the inevitable product of progress and yet does not seek to dismiss the real differences it has made in concrete political struggles. Based on extensive archival research and ethnographic fieldwork, the book argues that the problem of recognition rests not in the inability of the survivor to communicate but in our inability to listen and take responsibility for the injustice before us"--Provided by publisher
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CDX
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Kelly, Tobias
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Torture
  • Political prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Suffering
  • Human rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human rights
  • Political prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Torture
  • Great Britain
Label
This Side of Silence : Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty, Tobias Kelly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Talking about torture after the human rights revolution -- The legal recognition of torture survivors -- Clinical evidence about torture -- Predicting the future risk of torture -- Prosecuting torture -- The shame of torture -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn822017880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205237
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205237
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 420905
  • 22573/ctt35c2tw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822017880
Label
This Side of Silence : Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty, Tobias Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Talking about torture after the human rights revolution -- The legal recognition of torture survivors -- Clinical evidence about torture -- Predicting the future risk of torture -- Prosecuting torture -- The shame of torture -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn822017880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205237
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205237
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 420905
  • 22573/ctt35c2tw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822017880

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