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Published: 08 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390657-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9065-7
... Timothy Kaufman-Osborn Gender Trouble at Abu Ghraib? t’s not a pretty picture,” conceded Defense Secretary Donald ​IRumsfeld in assessing the photographs taken by U.S. mili- tary personnel at Baghdad’s Abu...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393283-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9328-3
... twelve ABU GHRAIB A Predictable Tragedy? ✩ JEFF BENNETT Perfect masculinity is sociopathic. Stan Go√ Torturously exacted confession and...
Published: 05 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390442-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9044-2
... 2. We called it just another night in the desert.—Sergeant First Class Scott McKenzie, discharged for mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Camp Bucca, quoted in Douglas Jehl and Eric Schmitt, ‘‘The Mili- tary’’ abu ghraib...
Published: 08 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389644-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8964-4
... DONALD E. PEASE 222Between the Homeland and Abu Ghraib: Dwelling in Bush’s Biopolitical Settlement The following remarks constitute an effort to interpret the current Bush administration’s alteration of the regulatory fictions through which govern- ment policy...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... In this essay Solomon-Godeau argues that the carefully staged photographs of torture at Abu Ghraib function as spectacle. Despite this and their digital production, they still carry the weight of truth, of capturing something horrible. This essay explores the various ways race, class, gender...
Published: 08 December 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371755-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7175-5
... 2. We called it just another night in the desert.—Sergeant First Class Scott McKenzie, discharged for mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Camp Bucca, quoted in Douglas Jehl and Eric Schmitt, ‘‘The Mili- tary’’ abu ghraib...
Published: 14 October 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378266-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7826-6
Published: 14 October 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378266-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7826-6
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390435-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9043-5
... how to interpret the stories and what they mean for contemporary political life. Response to the photographs that exposed U.S. abuses in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq extends the arguments in this book to established democ- conclusion 281...
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By Judith Armatta
Published: 09 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391791-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9179-1
... prisoners at Abu Ghraib, and the detention of hundreds of men and boys at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, without due process of law. Because of its power in relation to other states, the United States has been able to protect its civil and military officials from international...
Published: 08 August 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9065-7
Published: 01 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393818-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9381-8
.... vulnerability, the Abu Ghraib photographs re- claimed dominance by transferring that fear, terror, and “vigilant visibility” onto the geopolitical body of “unlawful combatants” (Amoore 2007, 217). The Abu Ghraib snapshots that celebrate the sexual humiliation of Iraqi men at the hands of  U.S. military...
Published: 29 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389743-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8974-3
... held by the United States at the Abu Ghraib prison appear in our newspapers. What should be most surprising about the revelations out of Abu Ghraib is not that torture occurred, or its particularly abhorrent nature, or even the grinning faces of the fairly low-level U.S. military personnel who...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390817-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9081-7
... disinterested interest that one disposes toward an aesthetic object. Upon returning to North America, the force of my audience’s insistences gained greater political urgency when the Abu Ghraib photographs were published and circulated throughout the world. Though the outrage surrounding the scandal of...
Published: 08 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390657-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9065-7
...; of women, 143. See also England, Abnormality, 88, 91; Abu Ghraib scandal Lynndie; Masculinity and, 143. See also Pathology Abu-Lughod, Lila, 224, 243 n.2 Abortion, 4, 19, 59 n.14, 174; attitudes Accountability, 117, 126–29, 138 toward, 27; corporal punishment of Adelman, Kenneth, 111...
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By Yvonne Tasker
Published: 18 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393351-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9335-1
... of Abu Ghraib is the most recent instance of a repeated use of the military woman as an overdetermined sign of impropriety.3 Whether she is figured as a feminine victim, an amusing conundrum, or a perverse, masculinized bully these images build on a deeply ingrained cultural...
Published: 09 November 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9328-3
Published: 29 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389743-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8974-3
...14 Cultures of Torture William F. Pinar What happened at Abu Ghraib . . . did not depend on the sadistic ingenuity of a few bad apples. —MARK DANNER, “THE LOGIC OF TORTURE,” NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, JUNE 24, 2004, 72 While most immediately...
Book Chapter

By Wendy Hesford
Published: 01 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393818-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9381-8
...index Page numbers in italics indicate figures. American exceptionalism, 63–64, 81, 88–89, 215n17 Absar, Nur Uddin, 183, 231n32 Amnesty International (AIUSA): Darfur Abu Ghraib: human rights abuses at, 61– atrocities and, 213n30; “Girl with...
Published: 08 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389644-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8964-4
... video footage of Saddam’s capture, on the one hand, and the torture photographs of Abu Ghraib on the other. While the Saddam photograph is perfectly ‘‘respectable the Abu Ghraib photographs blatantly cash in on ideas of sexual aberrance. Saddam is being inspected, the prisoners are being...