Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights

Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights

by Lisa Hajjar
     
 

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Torture is indisputably abhorrent.  Why, you might ask, would you even want to think or read about torture? That is a very good question, and one this book addresses in a compelling and enlightening way. Torture is a very important issue, not least because millions of people around the world have been subjected to this odious practice—and many are

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Torture is indisputably abhorrent.  Why, you might ask, would you even want to think or read about torture? That is a very good question, and one this book addresses in a compelling and enlightening way. Torture is a very important issue, not least because millions of people around the world have been subjected to this odious practice—and many are enduring torture right now as you read these words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136339905
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/04/2013
Series:
Framing 21st Century Social Issues
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Hajjar is associate professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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