The Resource Time in the Shadows : Confinement in Counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili

Time in the Shadows : Confinement in Counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili

Label
Time in the Shadows : Confinement in Counterinsurgencies
Title
Time in the Shadows
Title remainder
Confinement in Counterinsurgencies
Statement of responsibility
Laleh Khalili
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Detention and confinement -- of both combatants and large groups of civilians -- have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps, internment centers, and enclavisation by arguing that such actions 'protect' populations. In this book, Laleh Khalili counters these arguments, telling the story of how this proliferation of concentration camps, strategic hamlets, 'security walls, ' and offshore prisons has come to be. Time in the Shadows investigates the two major liberal counterinsurgencies of our day: Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror. In rich detail, the book investigates Abu Ghraib, Guantáńamo Bay, CIA black sites, the Khiam Prison, and Gaza, among others, and links them to a history of colonial counterinsurgencies from the Boer War and the U.S. Indian wars, to Vietnam, the British small wars in Malaya, Kenya, Aden and Cyprus, and the French pacification of Indochina and Algeria. Khalili deftly demonstrates that whatever the form of incarceration -- visible or invisible, offshore or inland, containing combatants or civilians -- liberal states have consistently acted illiberally in their counterinsurgency confinements. As our tactics of war have shifted beyond slaughter to elaborate systems of detention, liberal states have warmed to the pursuit of asymmetric wars. Ultimately, Khalili confirms that as tactics of counterinsurgency have been rendered more 'humane, ' they have also increasingly encouraged policymakers to willingly choose to wage wars"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
355.7/1
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.K43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Time in the Shadows : Confinement in Counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 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
The forebears: imperial and colonial counterinsurgencies -- Lessons and borrowings: the United States and Israel -- From island prisons to Guantánamo Bay -- Invisible prisoners, proxy-run prisons: from Khiyam to rendition -- Banal procedures of detention: Abu Ghraib and its ancestors -- From concentration camps of the Boer War to Palestinian enclaves -- The fracture of good order
Control code
ocn818817383
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (347 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804783972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3549623x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818817383
  • pebcs0804783977

Library Locations

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