Death Squad

The first work to focus specifically on the anthropology of state terror.

Death Squad
The Anthropology of State Terror

Jeffrey A. Sluka, Editor

1999 | 264 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $24.95
Anthropology | Social Science | General | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
State Terror and Anthropology
—Jeffrey A. Sluka
1. A Fictional Reality: Paramilitary Death Squads and the Construction of State Terror in Spain
—Begona Aretxaga
2. Trials by Fire: Dynamics of Terror in Punjab and Kashmir
—Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
3. State Terror in the Netherworld: Disappearance and Reburial in Argentina
—Antonius C.G.M. Robben
4. The Homogenizing Effects of State-Sponsored Terrorism: The Case of Guatemala
—Frank M. Afflitto
5. "For God and Ulster": The Culture of Terror and Loyalist Death Squads in Northern Ireland
—Jeffrey A. Sluka
6. Ninjas, Nanggalas, Monuments, and Mossad Manuals: An Anthropology of Indonesian State Terror in East Timor
—George J. Aditjondro
7. Murder or Martyrdom? Popular Evaluations of Violent Death in the Muslim Separatist Movement in the Philippines
—Thomas M. McKenna
8. Parents and Their Children in Situations of Terror: Disappearances and Special Police Activity in Punjab
—Joyce Pettigrew
Conclusion
Death Squads and Wider Complicities: Dilemmas for the Anthropology of Violence
—Kay B. Warren