The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008

TitleThe Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDauenhauer, Katrin
Number of Pages313`
PublisherPeter Lang
CityFrankfurt am Main
Abstract

The photographs from Abu Ghraib triggered a debate on torture in the United States that has been led with a significant amount of visibility. What has been noticeably absent, however, is a thorough historical contextualization of US torture following September 11, 2001. The Shadow of Torture analyzes the debates on torture during the Vietnam War and the Philippine-American War and shows that the current controversy did not arise out of a political vacuum but reflects and draws upon pre-existing discursive contexts and practices.

Short TitleThe Shadow of Torture
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