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

Hilary Neroni

Abstract

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, this book unites aesthetic and theoretical analysis to provide a unique portal into theorizing biopower and its relation to the desiring subject. This book's work ultimately showcases film and television studies' singular ability to expose and potentially disable the fantasies that sustain torture and the regimes that deploy ... More

Keywords: television torture, 24, Alias, Homeland, torture porn, feature films, biopower, fantasies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170710
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary Neroni, author
University of Vermont