Dangerous Brown Men Exploiting Sex, Violence and Feminism in the 'War on the Terror'

ISBN-10: 184277879X

ISBN-13: 9781842778791

Edition: 2008

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In this book, Gargi Bhattacharyya examines the way in which western imperial violence associates itself with the rhetoric of rights and democracy--a project of bombing for freedom that calls into question the validity of western conceptions of democracy, rights and feminism. Such rhetoric has accompanied actions that go beyond simply protecting western interests or securing access to scarce resources. The articulations of racism that appear with the war on terror are animated by fears and sexual fantasies inexplicable by rational interest alone. Understanding this highly sexualized racism reveals the intense contradictions of imperial relations and the attempts to normalize violent expropriation.
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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Introduction: Dangerous Brown Men?
The Misuse of Feminism in Foreign Policy
Bodies, Fears and Rights
State Racism and Muslim Men as a Racialised Threat
Sexuality in Torture
Conclusion: The Spectacle of Violence
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