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Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate, Jared Del Rosso

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Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate
Title
Talking about torture
Title remainder
how political discourse shapes the debate
Statement of responsibility
Jared Del Rosso
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the American military, exonerated high-ranking members of the George W. Bush administration, promoted Guantánamo as a model prison, and dismissed the illegality of the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation." By the end of the Bush administration, members of both major congressional parties had come to denounce enhanced interrogation as torture and argue for the closing of Guantánamo. What initiated this shift? In Talking About Torture, Jared Del Rosso reviews transcripts from congressional hearings and scholarship on denial, torture, and state violence to document this wholesale change in rhetoric and attitude toward the use of torture by the CIA and the U.S. military during the War on Terror. He plots the evolution of the "torture issue" in U.S. politics and its manipulation by politicians to serve various ends. Most important, Talking About Torture integrates into the debate about torture the testimony of those who suffered under American interrogation practices and demonstrates how the conversation continues to influence current counterterrorism policies, such as the reliance on drones.--
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Del Rosso, Jared
Dewey number
364.67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Extraordinary rendition
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Torture
Label
Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate, Jared Del Rosso
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The torture word -- The heartbreak of acknowledgment : from Metropolitan Detention Center to Abu Ghraib -- Isolating incidents -- Sadism on the night shift : accounting for Abu Ghraib -- "Honor bound" : the political legacy of Guantanamo -- The toxicity of torture : waterboarding and the debate about "enhanced interrogation" -- From "enhanced interrogation" to drones : U.S. counterterrorism and the legacy of torture -- Appendix: Constructionism and the reality of torture -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
FIEb17725240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780231170925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898113387
Label
Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate, Jared Del Rosso
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- The torture word -- The heartbreak of acknowledgment : from Metropolitan Detention Center to Abu Ghraib -- Isolating incidents -- Sadism on the night shift : accounting for Abu Ghraib -- "Honor bound" : the political legacy of Guantanamo -- The toxicity of torture : waterboarding and the debate about "enhanced interrogation" -- From "enhanced interrogation" to drones : U.S. counterterrorism and the legacy of torture -- Appendix: Constructionism and the reality of torture -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
FIEb17725240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780231170925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898113387

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