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Description - The Subject of Torture by Hilary Neroni

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231170710
ISBN-10: 0231170718
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 5-May-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hilary Neroni

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.