Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law

Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law

By: Rajini Srikanth (author)Paperback

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An argument, based in history, law, literature, and philosophy, for empathy as an integral part of decisions about who will be designated an enemy of the state

About Author

Rajini Srikanth is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America and the coeditor (with Sunaina Maira) of Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America and (with Lavina Dhingra Shankar) of A Part Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America.


Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: The Landscape of Empathy 2. Literary Imagination and American Empathy 3. Deserving Empathy? Renouncing American Citizenship 4. Hierarchies of Horror, Levels of Abuse: Empathy for the Internees 5. Guantanamo: Where Lawyers Connect with the "Worst of the Worst" Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781439903247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781439903247
  • ISBN10: 1439903247

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