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Gender and the Political

Deconstructing the Female Terrorist

Authors: Third, A.

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Analyzing women labeled as terrorists in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gender and the Political examines Western cultural constructions of the female terrorist. The chapters argue that the development of the discourse on terrorism evolves in parallel with, and in response to, radical feminism in the US during this time.

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Amanda Third is Senior Lecturer in Media and Visual Cultures in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts / Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

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"A fascinating exploration of the historical twinning of terrorism and feminism in the U.S. By redirecting our attention to these important discourses emerging in the 60's and 70s, this book provides a crucial corrective to counter post 9/11 anxieties that continually project the terrorist as somehow coming from elsewhere." - Jasbir K. Puar, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, USA

"Amanda Third's Gender and the Political convincingly argues that the modern concepts of terrorism and feminism are historically and conceptually interwoven. The book does this by reading terrorism studies against the grain while simultaneously positioning the concept of terrorism as a central trope of postmodern thought. These two discourses - the former increasingly foundational to, the latter highly critical of, the modern state and social order - are placed in fruitful conversation with one another, resulting in a deeply illuminating study of the contemporary political terrain in the United States." - Mehmet Dö?emeci, Assistant Professor of History, Bucknell University, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Third, Amanda

    Pages 1-8

  • Conceptualizing Terrorism

    Third, Amanda

    Pages 9-26

  • Constructing the Terrorist: The Threat from Within

    Third, Amanda

    Pages 27-52

  • Feminist Terrorists and Terrorist Feminists: The Crosswiring of Feminism with Terrorism

    Third, Amanda

    Pages 53-69

  • Terrorist Time: Terrorism’s Disruption of Modernity

    Third, Amanda

    Pages 71-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and the Political
Book Subtitle
Deconstructing the Female Terrorist
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Amanda Third
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40276-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137402769
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40275-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48680-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 228
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