Torture without Torturers

  title={Torture without Torturers},
  author={Laurence Ralph},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S87 - S96}
  • L. Ralph
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Current Anthropology
What happens when trauma becomes a political frame for recognizing anti-black racism and police violence? I grapple with this question by illustrating the ways that survivors of police torture must present themselves as a part of a disability category. More broadly, this article demonstrates that, as opposed to being a category of difference unto itself, the idea of police torture in Chicago has been transformed through legal precedent, activism, and the resulting legislation to emerge, as it… Expand
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