The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay by Francesca Lessa, Vincent Druliolle
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Overview: Through various lenses and theoretical approaches, this book explores the contested experiences, meanings, realms, goals, and challenges associated with the construction, preservation, and transmission of the memories of state repression in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The book both illuminates and questions the politics of memory that have been unfolding in these countries over the past three decades. It is one of few volumes written in English to be dedicated specifically to the study of the memory of state terrorism in the Southern Cone. Its contributors, both recognized and emerging scholars, come from Europe, the United States, and Latin America.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Genealogies of Terrorism; Revolution, State Violence, Empire by Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson
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Overview: 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 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.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Globalization and Terrorism: Death of a Way of Life via Lionel F. Stapley
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Overview: How will we provide an explanation for the standards that resulted in the homicide via Muslim immigrants of Theo van Gogh in Holland? How will we provide an explanation for why 4 younger British Muslims must turn into suicide bombers who killed themselves and 52 blameless participants of the British public and injured many extra at the London underground on 7/7? How will we provide an explanation for why a Danish journalist printed a cool animated film of the Prophet Mohammed and the violent reactions that this sparked all the way through the arena? With a view to answering those and different topical questions this guide tracks the advance and development of Globalization with the goal of disclosing the best way that its construction has centred at the technological procedure while ignoring the issues posed via its use; particularly the impact on societal cultures. This has been skilled as ‘demise of an approach to life’ resulting in a lack of particular person and crew identification. In doing so, the creator attracts on comparisons with what’s changing into referred to as ‘the First Globalization’ – the Industrial Revolution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology by Ibn Warraq
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Overview: Ibn Warraq addresses several misconceptions regarding the cause of Islamic terrorism. Many scholars refuse to take into account the beliefs of the terrorists, and many seem to think that Islamic terrorism has emerged only in the last forty years or so. Many analysts believe that the United States was targeted because of its foreign policy, while others opine that we have to dig out the root causes which are essentially socioeconomic, with poverty as the favorite explanation. Ibn Warraq, on the other hand, argues that we must take the beliefs of the jihadists seriously. The acts of ISIS or the Taliban or any other jihadist group are not random acts of violence by a mob of psychopathic, sexually frustrated, impoverished vandals, but carefully and strategically planned operations that are a part of a long campaign by educated, affluent Muslims who wish to bring about the establishment of an Islamic state based on the Shari a, the Islamic Holy Law derived from the Koran, the Sunna and the Hadith. Nor did Islamic terrorism emerge, ex nihilo, in the past forty years or so. From its foundation in the seventh century, violent movements have arisen seeking to revive true Islam, which its members felt had been neglected in Muslim societies, who were not living up to the ideals of the earliest Muslims. Thus, the answer to the cause of Islamic terrorism, according to Ibn Warraq, lies in Islamic theology (especially the concepts of jihad and Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong), and Islamic history, both of which he examines closely. This is borne out by what the Islamists themselves tell us, hence Ibn Warraq s detailed examination of the writings of key Islamic thinkers of the past, such as Ibn Taymiyya, and modern activists, from Mawdudi to Khomeini.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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Terrorism and War of the 2000s by Patricia D. Netzley
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Overview: Chronicles the various conflicts that occurred around the world during the 2000s, including 9/11, Darfur, and the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Less than two years into the twenty-first century, more than three thousand people died in a single, coordinated terrorist attack that stunned the world. This attack heralded a decade during which terrorism, wars, and civil strife brought pain, suffering, and death to countless people in nations both wealthy and poor. The global reach of terrorism during the first decade of the 2000s produced a climate of fear even in places where such attacks were rare.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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