The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008 by Katrin DauenhauerThe Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008 by Katrin Dauenhauer

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

byKatrin Dauenhauer

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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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.
Katrin Dauenhauer is a lecturer at the University of Bonn’s North American Studies Program. Her research focuses on American politics and culture, international relations, and human rights.
Title:The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Debating US Torture in Military Interventions, 1899-2008 – «Curing» the Natives: Debating US Torture During the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 – Forgetting/Rewriting/Reclaiming: Shadows of the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 – To Tell or Not to Tell: American Atrocities in Vietnam – Framing the Human: Reading North Vietnamese Torture in POW Narratives of the Vietnam War – Abu Ghraib and the (Unexceptional) Rhetoric of the Exceptional.

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«Insgesamt leistet Katrin Dauenhauer mit ihrer Studie einen intelligenten und weiterführenden Beitrag zur Historisierung der Folterdebatten zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts.»
(Sylvia Kesper-Biermann, sehepunkte 15/2015)