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Grand, S. (2008). Sacrificial Bodies: Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Torture. Psychoanal. Dial., 18(5):671-689.

(2008). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18(5):671-689

Sacrificial Bodies: Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Torture

Sue Grand, Ph.D.

In this paper, I illuminate the underlying demonology of religious terrorism. I argue that counter-terrorist practices mirror the demonology that they are designed to resist. This argument focuses on our system of detention and torture. I suggest that the terrorism-counter-terrorism discourse relies on sacrificial bodies: the bombed body, and the tortured body. To find a creative response to terrorism, and to restore human rights, we need an alternate narrative for global violence. I suggest that this alternate narrative exists. I trace it through citizen resistance and a case study.

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