The Resource Cruel modernity, Jean Franco

Cruel modernity, Jean Franco

Label
Cruel modernity
Title
Cruel modernity
Statement of responsibility
Jean Franco
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco examines the conditions under which extreme cruelty became the instrument of armies, governments, rebels, and rogue groups in Latin America. She seeks to understand how extreme cruelty came to be practiced in many parts of the continent over the last eighty years and how its causes differ from the conditions that brought about the Holocaust, which is generally the atrocity against which the horror of others is measured. In Latin America, torturers and the perpetrators of atrocity were not only trained in cruelty but often provided their own rationales for engaging in it. When "draining the sea" to eliminate the support for rebel groups gave license to eliminate entire families, the rape, torture, and slaughter of women dramatized festering misogyny and long-standing racial discrimination accounted for high death tolls in Peru and Guatemala. In the drug wars, cruelty has become routine as tortured bodies serve as messages directed to rival gangs. Franco draws on human-rights documents, memoirs, testimonials, novels, and films, as well as photographs and art works, to explore not only cruel acts but the discriminatory thinking that made them possible, their long-term effects, the precariousness of memory, and the pathos of survival
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, Jean
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414
LC item number
.F823 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Cruelty
  • Cruelty
Label
Cruel modernity, Jean Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apocalypse now
  • Hypocrite modernity
  • The "insignificant incident" and its aftermath
  • Alien to modernity
  • Raping the dead
  • Killers, torturers, sadists, and collaborators
  • Revolutionary justice
  • Cruel survival
  • Tortured souls
  • The ghostly arts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780822354567
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4205085-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4205085
  • (Sirsi) o816512641
  • (OCoLC)816512641
Label
Cruel modernity, Jean Franco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apocalypse now
  • Hypocrite modernity
  • The "insignificant incident" and its aftermath
  • Alien to modernity
  • Raping the dead
  • Killers, torturers, sadists, and collaborators
  • Revolutionary justice
  • Cruel survival
  • Tortured souls
  • The ghostly arts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780822354567
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013003141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4205085-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4205085
  • (Sirsi) o816512641
  • (OCoLC)816512641

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