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The Resource Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity, John T. Parry

Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity, John T. Parry

Label
Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity
Title
Understanding torture
Title remainder
law, violence, and political identity
Statement of responsibility
John T. Parry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prohibiting torture will not end it. In Understanding Torture, John T. Parry explains that torture is already a normal part of the state coercive apparatus. Torture is about dominating the victim for a variety of purposes, including public order; control of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and -- critically -- domination for the sake of domination. Seen in this way, Abu Ghraib sits on a continuum with contemporary police violence in U.S. cities; violent repression of racial minorities throughout U.S. history; and the exercise of power in a variety of political, social, and interpersonal contacts. Creating a separate category for an intentionally narrow set of practices labeled and banned as torture, Parry argues, serves to normalize and legitimate the remaining practices that are "not torture." Consequently, we must question the hope that law can play an important role in regulating state violence. -- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parry, John T.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture (International law)
  • Torture
  • Violence
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Torture
  • Torture (International law)
  • Violence
  • United States
  • Folter
  • Recht
  • USA
Label
Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity, John T. Parry
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-302) and index
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
Torture and international law -- The European law of torture -- Torture and state violence in U.S. law -- Torture, rights, and the modern state -- Torture in modern democracies -- U.S. torture at home and abroad -- Torture in the War on Terror
Control code
ocn707284869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021789
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 74bf1e86-da10-42b8-a01c-7cbe2494eb2f
  • 22573/ctt1djdbvk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707284869
Label
Understanding torture : law, violence, and political identity, John T. Parry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-302) and index
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
Torture and international law -- The European law of torture -- Torture and state violence in U.S. law -- Torture, rights, and the modern state -- Torture in modern democracies -- U.S. torture at home and abroad -- Torture in the War on Terror
Control code
ocn707284869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021789
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 74bf1e86-da10-42b8-a01c-7cbe2494eb2f
  • 22573/ctt1djdbvk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707284869

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