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Guantánamo: The Amen Temple of Empire

Abstract Guantánamo: The Amen Temple of Empire connects the fetishization of the trauma of nine/eleven with the co-constitution of subjects at Guantánamo—that of the contained Muslim terrorist prisoner silhouetted against the ideal nationalistic military body—circulated as ‘afterimages’ that carry ideological narratives about U.S. Empire. These narratives in turn religiously and racially charge the new normative practices of the security state and its historically haunted symbolic order. As individuals with complex subjectivities, the prisoners and guards are, of course, not reducible to the standardizing imprimatur of the state or its narratives. Despite the circulation of these ‘afterimages’ as fixed currency, the prisoners and guards produce thei... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Coleman, Diana (Author) / Talebi, Shahla (Advisor) / Matustik, Martin (Committee member) / Fessenden, Tracy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / American studies / Philosophy / Guantanamo / Incarceration / Islam / Militarism / Modernity / Mourning
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 311 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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