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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://tcs.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2010 SAGE Publications
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 15:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37121/

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