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
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahn, Paul W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ7170
LC item number
.K34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law, meaning, and violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Sovereignty
  • Political violence
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
  • Sovereignty
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Bekämpfung
  • Folter
  • Souveränität
  • Terrorismus
  • Folter
  • Souveränität
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • Tortyr
  • Suveränitet
  • Politiskt våld
  • Terrorism
Label
Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty, Paul W. Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780472050475
Lccn
2008011488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213407427
  • (OCoLC)ocn213407427
Label
Sacred violence : torture, terror, and sovereignty, Paul W. Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780472050475
Lccn
2008011488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213407427
  • (OCoLC)ocn213407427

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