Terror and Counter Terror in Contemporary British Children s Literature

Terror and Counter Terror in Contemporary British Children   s Literature
Author: Blanka Grzegorczyk
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781351385374
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Release: 2020-05-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The widespread threat of terrorist and counter-terrorist violence in the twenty-first century has created a globalized context for social interactions, transforming the ways in which young people relate to the world around them and to one another. This is the first study that reads post-9/11 and 7/7 British writing for the young as a response to this contemporary predicament, exploring how children’s writers find the means to express the local conditions and different facets of the global wars around terror. The texts examined in this book reveal a preoccupation with overcoming various forms of violence and prejudice faced by certain groups within post-terror Britain, as well as a concern with mapping out their social relations with other groups, and those concerns are set against the recurring themes of racist paranoia, anti-immigrant hostility, politicized identities, and growing up in countries transformed by the effects of terror and counter-terror. The book concentrates on the relationship between postcolonial and critical race studies, Britain’s colonial legacy, and literary representations of terrorism, tracing thematic and formal similarities in the novels of both established and emerging children’s writers such as Elizabeth Laird, Sumia Sukkar, Alan Gibbons, Muhammad Khan, Bali Rai, Nikesh Shukla, Malorie Blackman, Claire McFall, Miriam Halahmy, and Sita Brahmachari. In doing so, this study maps new connections for scholars, students, and readers of contemporary children’s fiction who are interested in how such writing addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting us today, including survival after terror, migration, and community building.

Contemporary Terror

Contemporary Terror
Author: David Carlton,Carlo Schaerf
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781317424307
Available:
Release: 2015-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1981, this book contains papers on terrorism, presented to the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). The subject is a complex one as ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter’. No simple solution exist to the threat to domestic and international stability posed by the increased use of violence employed by various politically-motivated groups, challenging the authority of sovereign states. Many of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and sub-state violence are among the contributors here, including J. Bowyer Bell, Jillian Becker, and Alessandro Silj, and participants come from a wide range of countries and professions. This book will be of interest to students of conflict and international relations, as well as policy-makers at many levels, and the general public in many countries.

Contemporary Terror

Contemporary Terror
Author: David Carlton,Carlo Schaerf
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1317424298
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Contemporary State Terrorism

Contemporary State Terrorism
Author: Richard Jackson,Eamon Murphy,Scott Poynting
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781135245153
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Release: 2009-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument that state terrorism is a valid and analytically useful concept which can do much to illuminate our understanding of state repression and governance, and illustrate the varieties of actors, modalities, aims, forms, and outcomes of this form of contemporary political violence. Secondly, by discussing a rich and diverse set of empirical case studies of contemporary state terrorism this volume explores and tests theoretical notions, generates new questions and provides a resource for further research. Thirdly, it contributes to a critical-normative approach to the study of terrorism more broadly and challenges dominant approaches and perspectives which assume that states, particularly Western states, are primarily victims and not perpetrators of terrorism. Given the scarceness of current and past research on state terrorism, this volume will make a genuine contribution to the wider field, particularly in terms of ongoing efforts to generate more critical approaches to the study of political terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, terrorism and political violence and political theory in general. Richard Jackson is Reader in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the founding editor of the Routledge journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism and the convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG). Eamon Murphy is Professor of History and International Relations at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Scott Poynting is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Targets of Terror

Targets of Terror
Author: Laura N. Bell
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781786613929
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Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Assassination is a tactic of contemporary terrorism that is understudied in the terrorism and political violence literatures. This book examines the use of assassination in terror campaigns and the political and societal repercussions of these political killings across target types.

Terrorism and the Arts

Terrorism and the Arts
Author: Jonathan Harris
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780429783111
Available:
Release: 2021-03-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book assesses the key definitions, forms, contexts and impacts of terrorist activity on the arts in the modern era, using historical and contemporary perspectives. Its empirical case studies include theatre, literature, music, visual art, mass media, film and the mores of ‘ordinary life.’ While its immediate reflective context is Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, the book reviews a broader range of definitions and counter-definitions of 'terrorism', 'state terrorism' and 'states of terror,' examining uses of the terms through a series of comparative analyses. Chapters focus on the intersection of these definitional questions with heuristic analysis of art forms, cultural activities and their socio-historical contexts. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, terrorism, politics and the media, and visual culture.

Contemporary State Terrorism

Contemporary State Terrorism
Author: Richard Jackson,Eamon Murphy,Scott Poynting
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781135245160
Available:
Release: 2009-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument that state terrorism is a valid and analytically useful concept which can do much to illuminate our understanding of state repression and governance, and illustrate the varieties of actors, modalities, aims, forms, and outcomes of this form of contemporary political violence. Secondly, by discussing a rich and diverse set of empirical case studies of contemporary state terrorism this volume explores and tests theoretical notions, generates new questions and provides a resource for further research. Thirdly, it contributes to a critical-normative approach to the study of terrorism more broadly and challenges dominant approaches and perspectives which assume that states, particularly Western states, are primarily victims and not perpetrators of terrorism. Given the scarceness of current and past research on state terrorism, this volume will make a genuine contribution to the wider field, particularly in terms of ongoing efforts to generate more critical approaches to the study of political terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, terrorism and political violence and political theory in general. Richard Jackson is Reader in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the founding editor of the Routledge journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism and the convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG). Eamon Murphy is Professor of History and International Relations at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Scott Poynting is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Contemporary Terror

Contemporary Terror
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:164620127
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Disciplining Terror

Disciplining Terror
Author: Lisa Stampnitzky
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781107026636
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Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since 9/11, we have been told that terrorists are pathological evildoers. Yet before the 1970s, hijackings, assassinations, and other acts now called 'terrorism' were considered the work of rational actors. Disciplining Terror explains how political violence became 'terrorism', and how this transformation ultimately led to the current 'war on terror'.

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism
Author: Richard Jackson,Daniela Pisoiu
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781317395218
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Release: 2018-09-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contemporary Debates on Terrorism is an innovative textbook, addressing a number of key issues in terrorism studies from both traditional and 'critical' perspectives. This second edition has been revised and updated to cover contemporary issues such as the rise of ISIL and cyberterrorism. In recent years, the terrorism studies field has grown in quantity and quality, with a growing number of scholars rooted in various professional disciplines beginning to debate the complex dynamics underlying this category of violence. Within the broader field, there are a number of identifiable controversies and questions which divide scholarly opinion and generate opposing arguments. These relate to theoretical issues, such as the definition of terrorism and state terrorism, substantive issues like the threat posed by al Qaeda/ISIL and the utility of different responses to terrorism, different pathways leading people to engage in terrorist tactics and ethical issues such as the use of drones. This new edition brings together in one place many of the field’s leading scholars to debate the key issues relating to a set of 16 important controversies and questions. The format of the volume involves a leading scholar taking a particular position on the controversy, followed by an opposing or alternative viewpoint written by another scholar. In addition to the pedagogic value of allowing students to read opposing arguments in one place, the volume will also be important for providing an overview of the state of the field and its key lines of debate. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies and political violence, critical terrorism studies, security studies and IR in general.

Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction
Author: Judie Newman
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781136774874
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Release: 2014-07-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror — whether state or non-state, external or homegrown — shadows Utopian imaginings. Terror and Utopia are linked in fiction through the exploration of the commodification of affect, a phenomenon of a globalized world in which feelings are managed, homogenized across cultures, exaggerated, or expunged according to a dominant model. Narrative approaches to the terrorist offer a means to investigate the ways in which fiction can resist commodification of affect, and maintain a reasoned but imaginative vision of possibilities for human community. Newman explores topics such as the first American bestseller with a Muslim protagonist, the links between writer and terrorist, the work of Iranian-Jewish Americans, and the relation of race and religion to Utopian thought.

Terrorists and Terrorism

Terrorists and Terrorism
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781134360048
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Release: 2004-07-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise and accessible survey of this topical and complex subject, this is the first book of its type to focus on the terrorists, and their psychology, in an historical context. Focusing on a variety of prominent terrorist groups together with a number of less notorious ones, the book encourages readers to think about the mindset, motivation and tactics of terrorists. David J. Whittaker analyzes examples of terrorists working as individuals, such as Timothy McVeigh, and those working in groups, such as Al-Qaida, over the last two or three decades. He goes on to discuss the problems of countering these terrorists and the possible forms terrorism could take in the future. Fascinating reading, this book will prove extremely informative to any student or researcher of this complex modern-day issue.

Family Violence and Gender in African Anglophone Novels and Contemporary Terrorist Threats

Family  Violence and Gender in African Anglophone Novels and Contemporary Terrorist Threats
Author: Chi Sum Garfield Lau
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781443891912
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Release: 2017-05-11
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book investigates how the breakdown of the family and the conventional gendering of roles gives rise to terrorist violence as portrayed in various African Anglophone narratives written by internationally renowned authors including Chinua Achebe, Doris Lessing, J.M. Coetzee and the award-winning contemporary Moroccan author Laila Lalami. It proves that the indispensable relationship between an eroding family structure and terror is not only an observation found in African Anglophone narratives, but, rather, that this relationship can help us to better comprehend terror as a globalized phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Both the novels and the real-life cases of various terrorist figures such as Osama bin Laden and Mohamed Morsi seemingly suggest a linkage between an alternative family institution in the form of fundamentalist religious sects and terror. Referencing paratexts in fiction and biography, the book adopts a ground-breaking approach to juxtapose the portrayal of fictional characters to the life story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student who has resisted Taliban rule in Afghanistan at great personal risk. When viewed together, these paratexts capably represent a viable afterlife of ideology and narrative to the colonial legacy of terror, and the reinvention of that legacy as a tradition of contemporary fundamentalism in response to the failure of states to protect the family.

The Future of Terrorism

The Future of Terrorism
Author: Walter Laqueur,Christopher Wall
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250142528
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Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Thomas Dunne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expert on terrorism and an expert on counterterrorism answer the two questions everyone is asking about the rise of terrorism today: why is this happening, and when will it end? Since the death of bin Laden in 2011, ISIS has risen, al-Qaeda has expanded its reach, and right-wing extremists have surged in the United States for the same simple reason: terrorism works. It’s not caused by psychosis or irrationality, as the media often suggests. Instead, it’s terrifyingly logical. Violent acts produce political results. To show why, Walter Laqueur and Christopher Wall explore the history, rationales and precepts of terrorism, from the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, through the terror campaigns by Irish and Indian nationalists, and to the Nazis and Italian Fascists. To explain why terror is on the rise again, they show how the American invasion of Iraq created the conditions for the emergence of al-Qaeda in Iraq, part of which metastasized into ISIS, while Russia’s increasing intervention in Syria allowed both of the organizations to evolve. The Future of Terrorism brings reason to a topic usually ruled by fear. Laqueur and Wall show the structural features behind contemporary terrorism: how bad governance abets terror; the link between poverty and terrorism; why religious terrorism is more dangerous than secular; and the nature of supposed “lone wolf” terrorists. Fear alone provides no tools to combat the future of terrorism. This book does.

Plotting Terror

Plotting Terror
Author: Margaret Scanlan
Pages: 199
ISBN: 0813920353
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Release: 2001
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scanlan (English, Indiana University South Bend) considers several novels about terrorists and considers what they say about the role of the writer in modern society and politics. She examines the figure of the writer as a rival or a mirror of the terrorist, tracing the development of this relationship from its Romantic origins to the age of the Unabomber. The works of DeLillo, Rushdie, McNamee, Mary McCarthy, Lessing, Coetzee, Durrenmatt, Roth, Robert Stone, Volodine, and Conrad are specifically considered. c. Book News Inc.

Witnesses to Terror

Witnesses to Terror
Author: L. Howie
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781137271761
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Release: 2012-08-29
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book argues that it is witnesses who are the targets of terrorism and that the question of whose witnessing counts, and which stories are the most legitimate, is of vital importance for understanding the meanings and consequences of contemporary terrorism.

Terror and Modernity

Terror and Modernity
Author: Donatella Di Cesare
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781509531509
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Release: 2019-06-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We are inclined to see terrorist attacks as an aberration, a violent incursion into our lives that bears no intrinsic relation to the fundamental features of modern societies. But does this view misconstrue the relationship between terror and modernity? In this book, philosopher Donatella Di Cesare takes a historical approach and argues that terror is not a new phenomenon, but rather one that has always been a key part of modernity. At its most basic level, terrorism is about the struggle for power and sovereignty. The growing concentration of power in the hands of the state, which is a constitutive feature of modern societies, sows the seeds of terrorism, which is deployed as a weapon by those who are exposed to the violence of the state and feel that they have no other recourse. As Di Cesare illustrates her argument with examples ranging from the Red Brigades and 9/11 to jihadism and ISIS, her sophisticated analysis will appeal to anyone who wishes to understand contemporary terrorism more deeply, as well as to students and scholars of philosophy and political theory.

The Metaphysics of Terror

The Metaphysics of Terror
Author: Rasmus Ugilt
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781441170538
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This groundbreaking study aims to provide a philosophical analysis of the phenomenon of terror, in particular the political reactions to it, such as public anxiety and pre-emptive wars, and to re-articulate the understanding of metaphysics through a consideration of its political implications. The book reveals that the key feature of terror is "potentiality," that is, terror is always about "what could happen" as opposed to "what is likely to happen." This notion helps broaden the scope of the investigation, as the argument spans the ontology, political psychology, political cosmology, and political theology of terror. Each chapter begins with an empirical discussion, examining such topics as the political practices in reaction to terror, the politics of fear, warfare, sovereignty, and the debates about the state of exception in relations to anti-terrorism laws. This unique examination of our political reality uncovers the axiom of terrorism, namely its "potentiality." Going beyond the scope of terrorism studies, it explains the philosophical underpinnings of terror without compromising on the empirical facts drawn from policymaking, jurisprudence and related fields.

Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies

Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies
Author: Richard Jackson
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781317801610
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Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism. Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/11, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) emerged as an alternative approach to the mainstream study of terrorism and counterterrorism, one which combined innovative methods with a searching critique of the abuses of the war on terror. This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state’s response to it. It draws together contributions from key thinkers in the field who explore critical questions around the nature and study of terrorism, the causes of terrorism, state terrorism, responses to terrorism, the war on terror, and emerging issues in terrorism research. Covering a wide range of topics including key debates in the field and emerging issues, the Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies will set a benchmark for future research on terrorism and the response to it. This handbook will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, critical security studies and IR in general.

Contemporary Terror

Contemporary Terror
Author: David Carlton,Carlo Schaerf
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781317424314
Available:
Release: 2015-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1981, this book contains papers on terrorism, presented to the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). The subject is a complex one as ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter’. No simple solution exist to the threat to domestic and international stability posed by the increased use of violence employed by various politically-motivated groups, challenging the authority of sovereign states. Many of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and sub-state violence are among the contributors here, including J. Bowyer Bell, Jillian Becker, and Alessandro Silj, and participants come from a wide range of countries and professions. This book will be of interest to students of conflict and international relations, as well as policy-makers at many levels, and the general public in many countries.