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The Resource Drone theory, Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd

Drone theory, Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd

Label
Drone theory
Title
Drone theory
Statement of responsibility
Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In 2011 alone, the US deployed one drone strike every four days in Pakistan. Drone Theory is a rigorous polemic against the increasing use of robot warfare around the world. Drawing on philosophical debate, moral lessons from Greek mythology and transcripts of conversations between drone operators, Drone Theory re-evaluates the socio-political impact of drone warfare on the world - and its people. Chamayou takes us through Nevada, Pakistan and arresting philosophical terrain to reveal how drones are changing the landscape of war theory and to highlight the profound moral implications of our own silence in the face of drone warfare.--
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Chamayou, Grégoire
Dewey number
358.400973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lloyd, Janet
Series statement
Penguin special
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Military ethics
Label
Drone theory, Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Techniques and tactics -- Methodologies for a hostile environment -- The genealogy of the predator -- The theoretical principles of manhunting -- Surveillance and annihilation -- Pattern-of-life analysis -- Kill box -- Counterinsurgency from the air -- Vulnerabilities -- Ethos and psyche -- Drones and kamikazes -- "That others may die" -- A crisis in military ethos -- Psychopathologies of the drone -- Killing from a distance -- Necroethics -- Combatant immunity -- A humanitarian weapon -- Precision -- The principles of the philosophy of the right to kill -- Indelicate murderers -- Warfare without combat -- License to kill -- Political bodies -- In war as in peace -- Democratic militarism -- The essence of combatants -- The fabrication of political automata -- Epilogue: on war, from a distance
Control code
FIEb17748410
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780241970348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903527249
Label
Drone theory, Grégoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Techniques and tactics -- Methodologies for a hostile environment -- The genealogy of the predator -- The theoretical principles of manhunting -- Surveillance and annihilation -- Pattern-of-life analysis -- Kill box -- Counterinsurgency from the air -- Vulnerabilities -- Ethos and psyche -- Drones and kamikazes -- "That others may die" -- A crisis in military ethos -- Psychopathologies of the drone -- Killing from a distance -- Necroethics -- Combatant immunity -- A humanitarian weapon -- Precision -- The principles of the philosophy of the right to kill -- Indelicate murderers -- Warfare without combat -- License to kill -- Political bodies -- In war as in peace -- Democratic militarism -- The essence of combatants -- The fabrication of political automata -- Epilogue: on war, from a distance
Control code
FIEb17748410
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780241970348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903527249

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