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The Resource Guantanamo : if the light goes out, Edmund Clark

Guantanamo : if the light goes out, Edmund Clark

Label
Guantanamo : if the light goes out
Title
Guantanamo
Title remainder
if the light goes out
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Clark
Creator
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For eight years the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay on Cuba has been home to hundreds of men, all Muslim, all detained in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on suspicion of varying degrees of complicity or intent to carry out acts of terror against American interests. Labelled 'the worst of the worst', most of these men were guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many fell prey to a US military policy of paying bounty money for anyone the Pakistani secret service, border guards or village leaders on both sides of the blurred Afghan-Pakistan border considered a possible or potential 'suspect', thereby becoming currency in the newly defined 'War on Terror'. Held in legal limbo for years and repeatedly interrogated, almost all have been released without charge and only a very few have been tried in the special military commissions set up for the purpose. Guantanamo: If the light goes out illustrates three experiences of home: at Guantanamo naval base, home to the American community; in the camp complex where the detainees have been held; and in the homes where former detainees, never charged with any crime, find themselves trying to rebuild lives. These notions of home are brought together in an unsettling narrative, which evokes the process of disorientation central to the Guantanamo interrogation and incarceration techniques. It also explores the legacy of disturbance such experiences have in the minds and memories of these men"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Clark, Edmund
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Stallabrass, Julian
  • Deghayes, Omar
  • Clark, Edmund
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  • Clark, Edmund
  • Deghayes, Omar
  • Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
  • Political prisoners
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Documentary photography
  • Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)
Label
Guantanamo : if the light goes out, Edmund Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Photographs: Edmund Clark; text: Omar Deghayes, Julian Stallabrass, Edmund Clark"--P. [190]
  • [190] p.; plate information p. [186-188]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Plates 47-67
  • Bureaucracy and crime: photography at Guantanamo
  • Julian Stallabrass
  • Serving democracy in communist waters
  • Edmund Clark -- Plate information -- Acknowledgements -- Biographies
  • If the light goes out
  • Edmund Clark
  • Plates 1-25
  • "You're famous now"
  • Omar Deghayes
  • Letters to Omar 1-29
  • Plates 26-46
  • Letters to Omar 30-60
Control code
ocn655675016
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781904587965
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., plates
System control number
(OCoLC)655675016
Label
Guantanamo : if the light goes out, Edmund Clark
Publication
Note
  • "Photographs: Edmund Clark; text: Omar Deghayes, Julian Stallabrass, Edmund Clark"--P. [190]
  • [190] p.; plate information p. [186-188]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Plates 47-67
  • Bureaucracy and crime: photography at Guantanamo
  • Julian Stallabrass
  • Serving democracy in communist waters
  • Edmund Clark -- Plate information -- Acknowledgements -- Biographies
  • If the light goes out
  • Edmund Clark
  • Plates 1-25
  • "You're famous now"
  • Omar Deghayes
  • Letters to Omar 1-29
  • Plates 26-46
  • Letters to Omar 30-60
Control code
ocn655675016
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781904587965
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill., plates
System control number
(OCoLC)655675016

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