The Resource Cruel modernity, Jean Franco

Cruel modernity, Jean Franco

Label
Cruel modernity
Title
Cruel modernity
Statement of responsibility
Jean Franco
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jean Franco indicts the orchestrated mass cruelty that has become a hallmark of late modernity. Incubated in modern militaries, kidnapping, torture, rape, and dismemberment became codified skill sets. Cruelty's trained agents disperse into society, staffing gangs, cartels, police forces, and militias, institutionalizing an extreme masculinity expressed in unspeakable brutality, especially against women. Drawing on vast testimonial archives, Franco unfolds the story case by case across Latin American, insisting on detail, rejecting resignation while confronting the possibility of a civilizational breakdown that makes extreme cruelty a condition of everyday life. A powerful, chilling book." -- Mary Louise Pratt, author of Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation
  • "Cruel Modernity is a tour de force by Jean Franco, the major figure in Latin American cultural criticism. Franco has an unfailing sense of the political and in Cruel Modernity she reveals a kind of madness in the nation-building business. The widespread perpetration of cruelty and gratuitous violence that she seeks to understand-killing, raping, maiming-are primary and archaic impusles of permissive masculinities gone berserk, precisely because of their failures in constructing the nation state." -- Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, Jean
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414
LC item number
.F823 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
Label
Cruel modernity, Jean Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apocalypse now
  • Afterword.
  • Hypocrite modernity
  • The "insignificant incident" and its aftermath
  • Alien to modernity
  • Raping the dead
  • Killers, torturers, sadists, and collaborators
  • Revolutionary justice
  • Cruel survival
  • Tortured souls
  • The ghostly arts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822378907
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013003141
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
491746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843332885
  • (OCoLC)ocn843332885
Label
Cruel modernity, Jean Franco
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Apocalypse now
  • Afterword.
  • Hypocrite modernity
  • The "insignificant incident" and its aftermath
  • Alien to modernity
  • Raping the dead
  • Killers, torturers, sadists, and collaborators
  • Revolutionary justice
  • Cruel survival
  • Tortured souls
  • The ghostly arts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822378907
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013003141
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
491746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843332885
  • (OCoLC)ocn843332885

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