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dc.contributor.authorSchillings, Sonja
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2017-03-09 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-11-26 16:29:09
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:48:30Z
dc.identifier625275
dc.identifierOCN: 957057178
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31759
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/31364
dc.description.abstractHostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization. Sonja Schillings argues that this legal fiction does more than characterize certain persons as inherently hostile: it provides a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state. The work draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against government-sponsored oppression, and the transformation of institutions as “legitimate” interventions on behalf of civilized society.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRe-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherCivilization
dc.subject.otherEssentialism
dc.subject.otherHostis humani generis
dc.subject.otherPiracy
dc.subject.otherState of nature
dc.subject.otherTotalitarianism
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.titleEnemies of All Humankind
dc.title.alternativeFictions of Legitimate Violence
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_625275
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDartmouth College Press
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781512600759
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationHanover, NH, USA
oapen.grant.number100123
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Front List Collection
dc.number100123
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