This is a study of "animalization," which links the theoretical establishment of human superiority over animals to processes of dehumanization and brutalization
. Beginning with Descartes, the author explores the reasoning that has been deployed to draw distinctions between humans and animals and then extend such distinctions to the rendering non-human of humans.
Last year the world's nations, acting through the United Nations, promised to consider collective action if ''national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations.'' Yet their response to Burma's brutalization
of its own people has been lethargic.
I find it rather pathetic that people who consider themselves to be good find nothing wrong with the brutalization
of another living thing.
And there is of course the woman with the child on her back whose brutalization
in war becomes the novel's leitmotiv of individual and collective guilt and angst.
It cannot be explicitly political, so it expresses its defiance in its tone." Mate chronicles that defiance and its roots in the brutalization
of entire peoples.
Speaking on this occasion Professor Aasim Sajjad Akhtar said that the academic community all over the country must be joined by all political and social forces in demanding an end to the brutalization
Forsaken females; the global brutalization
Last week, the Bush administration put another spin on the twisted legal reasoning behind the brutalization
of prisoners at military jails, apparently in hopes of smoothing the promotion of Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel.
Halliday: I must say, I'm appalled that here we are in 1998 and we are resorting to the brutalization
of an innocent people.
One can desire Johnny's brutalization
as one cringes to contemplate it.
Even in the stories where the subject is lovemaking, the author cannot banish its violence: "Celles [nos nuits d'amour] d'avant ou la pluie ne penetrait ton sang, celles d'avant ou la malaria ne venait eclater tes veines." This brutalization
reaches its climax in the most disturbing piece of the collection, "Affaire classee," in which a couple smuggle drugs in the corpses of infants.
South Asia's strategic stability is being undermined by India's unchecked brutalization
of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and incessant ceasefire violations targeting innocent civilians.