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245 10 Kill Boxes: Facing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Torture, 
       Indefinite Detention, and Drone Warfare /|cElisabeth 
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500    Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267). 
505 0  Introduction : shocks of recognition -- Torture was the 
       essence of National-Socialism : reading Jean Amery Today -
       - Living-with-torture-together -- Literary Justice? Poems 
       from Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp -- Guantánamo poems -- 
       Ages of cruelty : Jacques Derrida, Fethi Benslama, and 
       their challenges to psychoanalysis -- Kill boxes : Kafka's
       beetles, drones -- Afterword / by Richard Falk. 
506 0  Open Access|fUnrestricted online access|2star 
520    Kill Boxes addresses the legacy of US-sponsored torture, 
       indefinite detention, and drone warfare by deciphering the
       shocks of recognition that humanistic and artistic 
       responses to violence bring to consciousness if readers 
       and viewers have eyes to face them.Beginning with an 
       analysis of the ways in which the hooded man from Abu 
       Ghraib became iconic, subsequent chapters take up less 
       culturally visible scenes of massive violations of human 
       rights to bring us face to face with these shocks and the 
       forms of recognition that they enable and disavow. We are 
       addressed in the photo of the hooded man, all the more so 
       as he was brutally prevented, in our name, from returning 
       the camera's and thus our gaze. We are addressed in the 
       screams that turn a person, tortured in our name, into 
       howling flesh. We are addressed in poems written in the 
       Guantánamo Prison camp, however much American authorities 
       try to censor them, in our name. We are addressed by the 
       victims of the US drone wars, however little American 
       citizens may have heard the names of the places 
       obliterated by the bombs for which their taxes pay. And we
       know that we are addressed in spite of a number of 
       strategies of brutal refusal of heeding those 
       calls.Providing intensive readings of philosophical texts 
       by Jean Amery, Jacques Derrida, and Christian Thomasius, 
       with poetic texts by Franz Kafka, Paul Muldoon, and the 
       poet-detainees of Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp, and with 
       artistic creations by Sallah Edine Sallat, the American 
       artist collective Forkscrew and an international artist 
       collective from Pakistan, France and the US, Kill Boxes 
       demonstrates the complexity of humanistic responses to 
       crimes committed in the name of national security. The 
       conscious or unconscious knowledge that we are addressed 
       by the victims of these crimes is a critical factor in 
       discussions on torture, on indefinite detention without 
       trial, as practiced in Guantánamo, and in debates on the 
       strategies to circumvent the latter altogether, as 
       practiced in drone warfare and its extrajudicial 
       assassination program.The volume concludes with an 
       Afterword by Richard Falk. 
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650  0 Torture|xMoral and ethical aspects.|0
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