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Deleuze and Memorial CultureDesire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma$
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Adrian Parr

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627547

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.001.0001

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US Military Abuses at Abu Ghraib

US Military Abuses at Abu Ghraib

Chapter:
(p.94) CHAPTER 5 US Military Abuses at Abu Ghraib
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Deleuze and Memorial Culture
Author(s):

Adrian Parr

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the issue of memory associated with the revelation and images of U.S. military abuses at Abu Ghraib. It explores the sociality of memory in terms of a productive power using Michel Foucault's notion of power as a form of disciplinary control in concert with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's concept of desire as social. The chapter suggests that the potentially revolutionary social energies which the release of the Abu Ghraib images initiated were disciplined by another series of social forces. These were the collective memory of 9/11, which was still fresh in every American's mind, and the deeper racist visual history that the Abu Ghraib images resonated with.

Keywords:   U.S. military abuses, Abu Ghraib, sociality of memory, notion of power, Michel Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, desire as social, 9/11, racist visual history

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