Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Genealogies of Terrorism

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 100 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Verena Erlenbusch rejects attempts to define what terrorism is in favor of a historico-philosophical investigation into the condit... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 29.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
Bestellung & Lieferung in eine Filiale möglich

Beschreibung

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. Genealogies of Terrorism is an empirically grounded and philosophically rigorous critical history with important political implications.

Erlenbusch-AndersonVerena: Verena Erlenbusch (PhD, Philosophy, Sussex) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. She has published articles in such journals as philoSOPHIA, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Horizons, Philosophy Compass, and Journal of Global Ethics. Her book Genealogies of Terrorism will be published in 2018 by Columbia University Press. I chose her as a reader for her knowledge of critical theory and European political philosophy as they relate to political violence and other contemporary issues. Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Memphis.

Autorentext

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson



Klappentext

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 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. The result is a powerful critique of the power relations that shape how we understand and theorize political violence.

Tracing discourses and practices of terrorism from the French Revolution to late imperial Russia, colonized Algeria, and the post-9/11 United States, Erlenbusch-Anderson examines what we do when we name something terrorism. She offers an important corrective to attempts to develop universal definitions that assure semantic consistency and provide normative certainty, showing that terrorism means many different things and serves a wide range of political purposes. In the tradition of Michel Foucault's genealogies, Erlenbusch-Anderson excavates the history of conceptual and practical uses of terrorism and maps the historically contingent political and material conditions that shape their emergence. She analyzes the power relations that make different modes of understanding terrorism possible and reveals their complicity in justifying the exercise of sovereign power in the name of defending the nation, class, or humanity against the terrorist enemy. Offering an engaged critique of terrorism and the mechanisms of social and political exclusion that it enables, Genealogies of Terrorism is an empirically grounded and philosophically rigorous critical history with important political implications.



Inhalt

Acknowledgments
1. The Trouble with Terrorism
2. The Emergence of Terrorism
3. State Terrorism Revisited
4. Terrorism and Colonialism
5. Reimagining Terrorism at the End of History
6. Towards a Critical Theory of Terrorism: Genealogy and Normativity
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Genealogies of Terrorism
Untertitel: Revolution, State Violence, Empire
Autor:
EAN: 9780231547178
ISBN: 978-0-231-54717-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Columbia University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 100
Veröffentlichung: 24.09.2018
Jahr: 2018
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB