Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization

From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden

Authors: Jalata, Asafa

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  • Examines various forms of terrorism
  • Explores the meaning of "state-sponsored" terrorism
  • Offers a nuanced view of how terrorism devlops
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Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization considers terrorism as an aspect of the capitalist world system for almost five centuries. Jalata's research reveals that terrorism can emerge from above as state terrorism and below as subversive organizations or groups.

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Asafa Jalata is Professor of Sociology and Global and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

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“As the United States and other Western nations face increasing threats from terrorism at home and in the world, they must come to a better understanding of its origins. Jalata’s Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization offers a complex definition of terrorism through a global historical analysis of the spread of colonialism and capitalism involving the West and the Rest.  Rejecting a narrow western construction of terrorism as a threat from below, Jalata focuses on acts of terrorism, and policies supporting them, committed by state actors from above as well as resistance from below. 
By looking at the longue durée, or the long term of history for 500 years, Jalata examines terrorism from above in the colonial Americas, Australia, and Africa and the resulting cultural and economic losses of indigenous peoples, as well as subsequent ideological and political battles in Israel and the Middle East. These analyses not only lay the groundwork for critiquing the growth of Al-Qaeda and the spread of multi-national terrorism in the 21st century, but also make a case for fundamental humanitarian policy changes to promote peace and empowerment.” (Wanda Rushing, Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis, President of Sociologists for Women in Society, 2016, and author of “The Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South”(2009)) 

“Through his critically nuanced analysis, Jalata offers an invaluable perspective on the historicity and political economy of the major forms of terrorism that have plagued the world over the past five centuries. This is the temporal context within which the ebbs and flows of global capitalism have set the stage for clashing acts of terrorism from above and below. Jalata's compelling and well-researched book offers an insightful framework for comprehending the strategic political deployments of terrorism today and in the past. After reading this book, it should be very difficult to accept the ideologically-fraught way that the concept of terrorism is invoked and the war against it mobilized in dominant political arenas that have been configured to perpetuate disparities that sustain an unjust and inhumane status quo in national and global contexts.” (Faye V. Harrison, Professor of African American Studies & Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and author of “Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age” (2008))

“Jalata makes an important contribution to understanding terrorism in its many historical, geographical, and political guises. He underscores how state-sponsored terrorism is not solely a product of a terrorizing state, but also is linked to its history and changing context of the world-system. Jalata argues persuasively that terrorism from above and below can be understood only fully from such historical and global contexts. This book demonstrates the power of this approach to developing ways to reduce terrorism.” (Tom D. Hall, Professor of Emeritus, DePauw University, USA, and co-author of “Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization” (2009))

“'Terrorism' is a term often used but little understood. By taking the long view, Jalata offers extremely valuable insights and careful analysis of the meaning of the term. This book should be read by all interested in the topic.” (Martin J. Murray, Professor of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Afro-american and African Studies, University of Michigan, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization
Book Subtitle
From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55234-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137552341
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55233-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56866-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 271
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