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Author Neroni, Hilary, 1969-

Title The Subject of Torture : Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents Introduction: confronting the Abu Ghraib photographs -- Torture, biopower, and the desiring subject -- The nonsensical smile of the torturer: documentary form and the logic of enjoyment -- Torture porn and the desiring subject -- 24 and the torture fantasy -- The biotective versus the detective of the real: truth in Zero dark thirty and Homeland -- Alias and the fictional alternative to torture
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Torture in motion pictures.
Torture on television.
Torture in mass media.
Psychoanalysis and motion pictures.
Psychoanalysis and television.
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Television -- Moral and ethical aspects
Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Television broadcasting -- Moral and ethical aspects
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Critical Theory.
Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects
Psychoanalysis and motion pictures
Psychoanalysis and television
Television -- Moral and ethical aspects
Torture in mass media
Torture in motion pictures
Torture on television
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231539142