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Fanon and amery: theory, torture and the prospect of humanism

Gilroy, Paul (2010) Fanon and amery: theory, torture and the prospect of humanism. Theory, Culture and Society, 27 (7-8). pp. 16-32. ISSN 1460-3616

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0263276410383716


This article examines the different ways in which torture can be seen to have shaped the political and theoretical outlook of Frantz Fanon and that of his enthusiastic reader, the former Auschwitz prisoner Jean Améry. Building on the latter’s suggestion that torture was the essence of the Third Reich, the reader is asked to apply that insight to an unconventional interpretation of the routinization of torture in contemporary statecraft.

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Additional Information: © 2010 SAGE Publications
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 15:53
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:08

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