The Resource Torture, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by David Broder

Torture, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by David Broder

Label
Torture
Title
Torture
Statement of responsibility
Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by David Broder
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Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Torture is not as universally condemned as it once was. From Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib prisons to the death of Giulio Regeni, countless recent cases have shocked public opinion. But if we want to defend the human dignity that torture violates, simple indignation is not enough. In this important book, Donatella Di Cesare provides a critical perspective on torture in all its dimensions. She seeks to capture the peculiarity of an extreme and methodical violence where the tormentor calculates and measures out pain so that he can hold off the victim's death, allowing him to continue to exercise his sovereign power. For the victim, being tortured is like experiencing his own death while he is still alive. Torture is a threat wherever the defenceless find themselves in the hands of the strong: in prisons, in migrant camps, in nursing homes, in centres for the disabled and in institutions for minors. This impassioned book will appeal to students and scholars of philosophy and political theory as well as to anyone committed to defending human rights as universal and inviolable. --
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Di Cesare, Donatella
Dewey number
364.6/75
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
HV 8593 .D5313 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Broder, David
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  • Torture
  • Torture
Label
Torture, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by David Broder
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in italian as Tortura © Bollati Boringhieri editore, Turin, 2016
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9781509524365
Lccn
2018011377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015793429
  • (OCoLC)on1015793429
Label
Torture, Donatella Di Cesare ; translated by David Broder
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in italian as Tortura © Bollati Boringhieri editore, Turin, 2016
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9781509524365
Lccn
2018011377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1015793429
  • (OCoLC)on1015793429

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