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The Abu Ghraib Effect

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The line between punishment and torture can be razor-thin—yet the entire world agreed that it was definitively crossed at Abu Ghraib. Or perhaps not. George W. Bush won a second term in office only months after the Abu Ghraib scandal was uncovered, and only the lowest-ranking U.S. soldiers involved in the scandal have been prosecuted. Where was the public outcry? Stephen E ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 25th 2007 by Reaktion Books
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Marci
Mar 04, 2009 Marci rated it it was ok
A short volume in the tradition of art history that focuses on the appalling, photographic images that came out of Abu Ghraib. Eisenman acknowledges the correlations that have already been made between these photographs and those of lynchings of black Americans, then expands this discussion into the realm of Western fine art.

The book examines these staged photographs as an extension of a fine arts tradition that over hundreds of years has included images of extreme suffering going back as far a
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Dec 03, 2009 Kelly rated it really liked it
A brilliant examination of the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs within the context of art history, “The Abu Ghraib Effect” has already entered into popular jargon – a testament to its power as a popular political meme. The value of this brief study, however, is that it provides a germane and enlightening perspective on the Abu Ghraib photos that is more refined than that stemming from traditional political analysis.

The upshot of Stephen Eisenman’s thesis is that the discernable traditions of Gre
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