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Author Del Rosso, Jared, author.

Title Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate / Jared Del Rosso.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.67 DELR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) and index.
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.
Subject Torture -- Government policy -- United States.
Extraordinary rendition -- Government policy -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Torture -- Political aspects.
ISBN 9780231170925