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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, Guant́ánamo 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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
Dewey number
355.7/1
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.K43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Time in the shadows : confinement in counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
ocn788275592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780804778336
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)788275592
Label
Time in the shadows : confinement in counterinsurgencies, Laleh Khalili
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
ocn788275592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780804778336
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)788275592

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