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Author Huggins, Martha Knisely, 1944-

Title Violence workers : police torturers and murderers reconstruct Brazilian atrocities / Martha K. Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Tables, Figures, and Photographs; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1. Violent Lives; 2. Reconstructing Atrocity; 3. Locating Torturers and Murderers; 4. Deposing Atrocity and Managing Secrecy; 5. Biography Intersects History; 6. Personalistic Masculinity; 7. Bureaucratizing Masculinity; 8. Blended Masculinity; 9. Shaping Identities and Obedience: A Murderous Dynamic; 10. Secret and Insular Worlds of Serial Torturers and Executioners; 11. Moral Universes of Torturers and Murderers; 12. Hung Out to Dry; Conclusion: The Alchemy of Torture and Execution; References; Index
Summary Of the 23 Brazilian policemen interviewed in depth for this landmark study, 14 were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964-1985 military regime. The policemen help answer questions that haunt today's world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Police brutality -- Brazil.
Political atrocities -- Brazil.
Torture -- Brazil.
Genre/Form Casestudies (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Haritos-Fatouros, Mika, 1930-2014.
Zimbardo, Philip G.
ISBN 0520234472
0520928911 (electronic bk.)
9780520928916 (electronic bk.)