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Genealogies of terrorism : revolution, state violence, empire

Author: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
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What is terrorism? What ought we to do about it? And why is it wrong? We think we have clear answers to these questions. But acts of violence, like U.S. drone strikes that indiscriminately kill civilians, and mass shootings that become terrorist attacks when suspects are identified as Muslim, suggest that definitions of terrorism are always contested. In Genealogies of Terrorism, Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson rejects  Read more...
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Erlenbusch, Verena.
Genealogies of terrorism.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017053625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson
ISBN: 9780231547178 023154717X
OCLC Number: 1014006643
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages)
Contents: The trouble with terrorism --
The emergence of terrorism --
State terrorism revisited --
Terrorism and colonialism --
Reimagining terrorism at the end of history --
Towards a critical theory of terrorism: genealogy and normativity.
Responsibility: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson.
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Verena Erlenbusch rejects attempts to define what terrorism is in favor of a historico-philosophical investigation into the conditions under which uses of this contested term become meaningful.  Read more...

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