COSMOPOLITANISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Sami Zubaida who asserts that before the recent rise of religious fundamentalism, cosmopolitanism and social promiscuity flourished in the Middle East.
To what end do perpetrators practise torture, and why have bystanders so often failed to intervene?
Laurie Taylor examines the historical purpose of torture with sociologist Professor Stanley Cohen and historian Professor Joanna Bourke.
The Alexandria Quartet
Faber & Faber ISBN 0 571 08609 8
Professor Sami Zubaida
Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, London
The Fragments Imagine the Nation: The Case of Iraq
International Journal of Middle East Studies 34:2 (2002)
Islam, Citizenship and Community
Middle East Report 221 (2001)
Professor Stanley Cohen
Martin White Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics
States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering
Polity Press ISBN 0745623921
Professor Joanna Bourke
Professor of history at Birkbeck College, London
An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-face Killing in Twentieth-century Warfare
Granta Books ISBN 186207321X
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