Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire (New Directions in Critical Theory) by Verena Erlenbusch
English | July 31st, 2018 | ISBN: 0231187262, 0231187270 | 296 Pages | EPUB | 0.87 MB
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.