The Resource Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty, Paul W. Kahn

Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty, Paul W. Kahn

Label
Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty
Title
Sacred violence
Title remainder
torture, terror, and sovereignty
Statement of responsibility
Paul W. Kahn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sacred Violence, Paul W. Kahn investigates the reasons for the resort to violence characteristic of premodern states. He contends that law will never offer an adequate account of political violence. Instead, we must turn to political theology, which reveals that torture and terror are, essentially, forms of sacrifice. Kahn forces us to acknowledge what we don't want to see: that we remain deeply committed to a violent politics beyond law."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
341.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
K5304
LC item number
.K34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law, meaning, and violence
Label
Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty, Paul W. Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-205) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture and sovereignty -- Torture and international law -- The current debate : torture in the War on Terror -- A primer on political violence -- Crossing the border between law and sovereignty
Control code
ocn503050823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djdk64
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35155267
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503050823
  • pebcs0472022946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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