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Cruel Modernity In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco Examines The Conditions Under Which Extreme Cruelty Became The Instrument Of Armies, Governments, Rebels, And Rogue Groups In Latin America She Seeks To Understand How Extreme Cruelty Came To Be Practiced In Many Parts Of The Continent Over The Last Eighty Years And How Its Causes Differ From The Conditions That Brought About The Holocaust, Which Is Generally The Atrocity Against Which The Horror Of Others Is Measured In Latin America, Torturers And The Perpetrators Of Atrocity Were Not Only Trained In Cruelty But Often Provided Their Own Rationales For Engaging In It When Draining The Sea To Eliminate The Support For Rebel Groups Gave License To Eliminate Entire Families, The Rape, Torture, And Slaughter Of Women Dramatized Festering Misogyny And Long Standing Racial Discrimination Accounted For High Death Tolls In Peru And Guatemala In The Drug Wars, Cruelty Has Become Routine As Tortured Bodies Serve As Messages Directed To Rival Gangs.Franco Draws On Human Rights Documents, Memoirs, Testimonials, Novels, And Films, As Well As Photographs And Art Works, To Explore Not Only Cruel Acts But The Discriminatory Thinking That Made Them Possible, Their Long Term Effects, The Precariousness Of Memory, And The Pathos Of Survival.

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  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Cruel Modernity
  • Jean Franco
  • 08 June 2017
  • 9780822354420

10 thoughts on “Cruel Modernity

  1. says:

    Just finished Jean Franco s Cruel Modernity Durham Duke University Press, 2013 From the start I was intrigued by the book Franco a professor of comparative literature began with a promising premise, seeking to explore the relationship between cruelty, modernity, the nation state, politics, masculinity and misogyny Cruelty on the massive scale described in these pages is not a spontaneous and individual act, committed by deviants It requires sanction from the state or from the rogue organization, as well as a process of dehumanization It is often directed not toward an equal but toward a helpless and hated enemy a peasant, a child, a pregnant woman, or a member of an indigenous group, each of whom transgresses the ideal masculinity that kills the mother and exalts the father But while cruelty clearly is a transgression of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family, listed in the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights as the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world, it cannot be explained as a throwback to some prior state of humanity Not only has cruelty been instrumental in the cooperation of the nation state by private interests and the softening up of civil society through a regime of fear it is also a scar on liberal society 247 It was theoretically sophisticated ...

  2. says:

    This work feels largely descriptive, a little too taken aback by atrocity to theorize about it.

  3. says:

    I had high hopes for this book, but it wasn t quite what I had expected It s much a literature including fiction and film review about the cultural presentation of violence and cruelty As I had only limited reference to the works in question, it often proved frustrating The overall arc about the connection between modernity and cruelty and the connections between dictatorships and gangs were there and academically interesting, but I do wish they wer...

  4. says:

    In what is described as a disturbing and powerful study, leading Latin Americanist Jean Franco explores what she describes as the hypocritical modernity in Latin America that requires the privileged population to give up the basic human taboo of inflicting harm upon others Through literature, photographs, testimonies, and archives, she had meticulously explored what it means when globalization, violence, and gender have collided to reshape Latin America in the last two centuries She...

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