Violence Workers : Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities.
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- 1st ed.
- Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002.
1 online resource (316 pages)
- Police brutality -- Brazil.
Political atrocities -- Brazil.
Torture -- Brazil.
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- Of the twenty-three Brazilian policemen interviewed in depth for this landmark study, fourteen were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964-1985 military regime. These "violence workers" and the other group of "atrocity facilitators" who had not, or claimed they had not, participated directly in the violence, help answer questions that haunt today's world: Why and how are ordinary men transformed into state torturers and murderers? How do atrocity perpetrators explain and justify their violence? What is the impact of their murderous deeds--on them, on their victims, and on society? What memories of their atrocities do they admit and which become public history?.
List of Tables, Figures, and Photographs
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
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Haritos-Fatouros, Mika.
Zimbardo, Philip G.
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- Print version: Huggins, Martha K. Violence Workers
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