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The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Neroni, Hilary

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ISBN 10: 0231170718 / ISBN 13: 9780231170710
Published by Columbia University Press
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Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: APFN; JFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 154 x 227 x 10. Weight in Grams: 268. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780231170710

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Title: The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and ...

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008); and "torture porn" feature films from the Saw and Hostel series, Hilary Neroni unites aesthetic and theoretical analysis to provide a unique portal into theorizing biopower and its relation to the desiring subject. Her work ultimately showcases film and television studies' singular ability to expose and potentially disable the fantasies that sustain torture and the regimes that deploy it.

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Hilary Neroni teaches in the Film and Television Studies Program at the University of Vermont and is the author of The Violent Woman: Femininity, Narrative, and Violence in Contemporary American Cinema.

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