The Resource Enemies of all humankind : fictions of legitimate violence, Sonja Schillings

Enemies of all humankind : fictions of legitimate violence, Sonja Schillings

Label
Enemies of all humankind : fictions of legitimate violence
Title
Enemies of all humankind
Title remainder
fictions of legitimate violence
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Schillings
Title variation
Violence in Anglo-American modernity
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hostis humani generis, meaning "enemy of humankind," is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization. Sonja Schillings argues that this legal fiction does more than characterize certain persons as inherently hostile: it provides a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state. The work draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against government-sponsored oppression, and the transformation of institutions as "legitimate" interventions on behalf of civilized society
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813.009/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.V58
LC item number
S34 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Re-mapping the transnational
Label
Enemies of all humankind : fictions of legitimate violence, Sonja Schillings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-278) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. The emperor and the pirate : legitimate violence as a modern dilemma. Augustine of Hippo : The city of God -- Charles Johnson : A general history of the pyrates -- Charles Ellms : The pirates' own book -- part 2. Race, space, and the formation of the hostis humani generis constellation. Piratae and praedones : the racialization of hostis humani generis -- John Locke, William Blackstone, and the invader in the state of nature -- Hostis humani generis and the American historical novel : James Fenimore Cooper's The deerslayer --
  • part 3. The American civilization thesis : internalizing the other. The frontier thesis as a third model of civilization -- The democratic frontiersman and the totalitarian leviathan -- Free agency and the pure woman paradox -- The foundational pirata in Richard Wright's Native son -- "It is underneath us" : the planetary zone in between as an American dilemma -- The institutional frontier : a new type of criminal -- Who is innocent? the later Cold War years -- Moshin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist and the War on Terror
Control code
ocn969446024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512600179
Lccn
2016038426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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964858
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37487607
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969446024
  • ku1512600172

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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