Policing Narratives and the State of Terror

Policing Narratives and the State of Terror
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by Robin Truth Goodman

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2010-07-02
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 1438429053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.

Gender for the Warfare State

Gender for the Warfare State
Literature of Women in Combat

by Robin Truth Goodman

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-10-14
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1317199308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gender for the Warfare State is the first scholarly investigation into the written works of U.S. women combat veterans in twenty-first century wars. Most recent studies quantify military participation, showing how many women participate in armed services and what their experiences are in a traditionally “male institution.” Many of these treatments regard women as victims solely of enemy fire, even as they are also often victims of their own military apparatus and of their own involvement in global aggression. By applying literary analysis to a sociological question, Gender for the Warfare State views women’s experiences through story and literary traditions that carry meaning into present practices. Goodman shows that women in combat are not just entering and being victimized in “male institutions,” but are also actively changing the story of gender and thus the structure of power that is constructed through gender. Moreover, this book unveils a new narrative of care that affects economic relations more broadly and the contemporary politics of the liberal social contract. Women’s participation in combat is not just a U.S. event but global and therefore has a deeper historical range than current sociological accounts imply. The book compares the political contexts of women’s entry into war now with their prior, twentieth-century contributions to wars in other cultural settings and then uses this comparison to show a variety of meanings at play in the gender of war.

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World
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by Nels Pearson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-22
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1317151968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth that arise in postcolonial and transnational communities. While detective fiction has been linked to imperialism and constructions of race from its earliest origins, recent developments signal the evolution of the genre into a potent framework for narrating the complexities of identity, citizenship, and justice in a postcolonial world. Among the authors considered are Vikram Chandra, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mario Vargas Llosa, Suki Kim, and Walter Mosley. The essays explore detective stories set in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, and North America, including novels that view the American metropolis from the point of view of Asian American, African American, or Latino characters. Offering ten new and original essays by scholars in the field, this volume highlights the diverse employment of detective fictions internationally, and uncovers important political and historical subtexts of popular crime novels.

Unwilling Executioner

Unwilling Executioner
Crime Fiction and the State

by Andrew Pepper

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0198716184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unwilling Executioner is the first book to examine the deep-rooted relationship between the development of crime fiction as a genre and the consolidation of the modern state. It offers a far-reaching and wide-ranging perspective on this unfolding relationship over a three hundred year period but is not a straightforward and conventional narrative history of the genre. It is part of a new and exciting critical move to read crime fiction as a transnationalphenomenon and to examine crime novelists in an innovative comparative context, taking them out of their discreet national traditions. Considers Anglo-American crime-writing, as well as works published inFrance, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Africa and elsewhere, it addresses the related questions of why crime fiction is political and how particular examples of the genre engage with the complicated issue of political commitment.

I've Got Your Back

I've Got Your Back
A Book

by Robin Goodman

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-01-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781329637818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a story about a girl Sierra Montgomery, who is thrown into the supernatural world. She learns that love and true friends are the most important things to have

Initiating a Dialogue Through 'the Global Community on your Bookshelf'

Initiating a Dialogue Through 'the Global Community on your Bookshelf'
Narrative Representations of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' in Selected Novels from the 1990s to the Present

by Nina Liewald

  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Release : 2018-05-14
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 3828869025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nina Liewald analyses literary representations of so-called 'Islamic fundamentalism' by contemporary authors whose cultural background and approach to the subject matter differs substantially: Hanif Kureishi, Sebastian Faulks, Mohsin Hamid and Yasmina Khadra. The author focuses on the narrative depiction of this complex phenomenon and its economic, religious and sociopolitical framework in selected contemporary novels. The interdisciplinary study is offering contextualised readings and combining narratology, literary and cultural studies with approaches from political science. It explores the potential functions of literature in a highly politicised context and specifically the potential of literature to shed light on radicalisation processes and to promote public discourse and intercultural understanding.

Promissory Notes

Promissory Notes
On the Literary Conditions of Debt

by Robin Truth Goodman

  • Publisher : Lever Press
  • Release : 2018-10-23
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1643150006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is no doubt that the beginning of the twenty-first century was marked by crises of debt. Less well known is that literature played a historical role in defining and teaching debt to the public. Promissory Notes: On the Literary Conditions of Debt addresses how neoliberal finance has depended upon a historical linking of geopolitical inequality and financial representation that positions the so-called "Third World" as negative value, or debt. Starting with an analysis of Anthony Trollope's novel, The Eustace Diamonds, Goodman shows how colonized spaces came to inhabit this negative value. Promissory Notes argues that the twentieth-century continues to apply literary innovations in character, subjectivity, temporal and spatial representation to construct debt as the negative creation of value not only in reference to objects, but also houses, credit cards, students, and, in particular, "Third World" geographies, often leading to crisis. Yet, late twentieth century and early twenty-first literary texts, such as Soyinka's The Road and Ngugi's Wizard of the Crow, address the negative space of the indebted world also as a critique of the financial take-over of the postcolonial developmental state. Looking to situations like the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Goodman demonstrates how financial discourse is articulated through social inequalities and how literature can both expose and contest the imposition of a morality of debt as a mode of anti-democratic control.

Gender Work

Gender Work
Feminism after Neoliberalism

by R. Goodman

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2013-12-18
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781349479603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Labor has acquired a re-emergent public relevance and shown that feminist theory must reconsider the relationship between labor and gender. This book builds a theoretically-informed politics about changes in the gendered structure of labor by analyzing representations of how the symbolic power of gender is in the service of neoliberal practices.

Counter-Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism
Community-Based Approaches to Preventing Terror Crime

by Basia Spalek

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-05-29
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 0230242138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines community-based approaches to counter-terrorism through an analysis of the notions of community, partnership, engagement, gender and religion in order to shed new light on the potential of and drawbacks to these approaches. It stresses the need for policy makers and practitioners to reflect on the effectiveness of the initiatives that they are engaged with, particularly in relation to how community-targeted or community-focused they are. Includes contributions from: Abdul Haqq Baker, Jonathon Byrne, Salwa El-Awa, Laura Zahra McDonald, Basia Spalek and John Topping.

Creating Positive Policing Narratives for Countering Violent Extremism

Creating Positive Policing Narratives for Countering Violent Extremism
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by Nadia Gerspacher,Stevan Weine

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2019-10-17
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1684711010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creating Positive Policing Narratives for Countering Violent Extremism aims to provide international police services insight into how to draft and disseminate narratives that highlight their ability to protect their community from harm and help to create a safe and secure environment. In this book, the authors guide police in the development of a language of protection, the introduction of an alternative vocabulary that can then be adopted by the community as they describe the activities of their police services. The strategy is to shift the language about the police, with a caveat; the police activities and operations must first be compliant with the highest level of professionalism possible.

Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public

Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public
Women and the "Re-Privatization" of Labor

by Robin Truth Goodman

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2010-09-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780230616400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. It responds to a moment when feminism’s impetus to reconstitute the private sphere left a huge gap in its political thinking on the public. This inattention to the public is particularly worrisome now when the nation-state and its publics seem to have diminishing power and compromised democratic agency. The waning of power in the public sphere diminishes the influence that citizens can have in deciding on the conditions of life, and therefore minimizes the changes that feminists can envision or enact in the social field to work towards equality, access, deliberation, participation, just distribution, rights, and authority for women.

Representing Blackness

Representing Blackness
Issues in Film and Video

by Valerie Smith

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780813523149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in this collection provide a variety of perspectives on black representation and questions of racial authenticity in mainstream as well as African American independent cinema. This volume includes seminal essays on racial stereotypes, trenchant critiques of that discourse, original essays on important directors such as Haile Gerima and Charles Burnett, and an insightful discussion of black, gay and lesbian film and video. The contributors include Donald Bogle, Thomas Cripps, Jane Gaines, Nathan Grant, Stuart Hall, Tommy L. Lott, Wahneema Lubiano, Mike Murashige, Valerie Smith, James Snead, and David Van Leer. Valerie Smith is a professor of English at UCLA. She is the author of Self-Discovery and Authority in Afro-American Narrative and editor of New Essays on Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon." A volume in the Depth of Field Series, edited by Charles Affron, Mirella Jona Affron, and Robert Lyons.

The Sung Home. Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation

The Sung Home. Narrative, Morality, and the Kurdish Nation
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by Wendelmoet Hamelink

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2016-04-06
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 9004314822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sung Home tells the story of Kurdish singer-poets (dengbêjs) and the political context in which they perform. Their lyrics, life stories, and live performances offer fascinating insights into cultural practices, local politics and the contingencies of state borders.

Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory

Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory
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by Robin Truth Goodman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-10-31
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1107126088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers an insightful look at the development of feminist theory through a literary lens. Stressing the significance of feminism's origins in the European Enlightenment, it traces the literary careers of feminism's major thinkers in order to elucidate the connection of feminist theoretical production to literary work.

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism

Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism
Stranger than Fact

by David Ward

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-02-13
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 3319466488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about literary representations of the both left- and right-wing Italian terrorism of the 1970s by contemporary Italian authors. In offering detailed analyses of the many contemporary novels that have terrorism in either their foreground or background, it offers a “take” on postmodern narrative practices that is alternative to and more positive than the highly critical assessment of Italian postmodernism that has characterized some sectors of current Italian literary criticism. It explores how contemporary Italian writers have developed narrative strategies that enable them to represent the fraught experience of Italian terrorism in the 1970s. In its conclusions, the book suggests that to meet the challenge of representation posed by terrorism fiction rather than fact is the writer’s best friend and most effective tool.

The Foundations of Modern Terrorism

The Foundations of Modern Terrorism
State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence

by Martin A. Miller

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1107025303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking history of the roots of modern terrorism, ranging from early modern Europe to the contemporary Middle East.

Choice

Choice
Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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White Reconstruction

White Reconstruction
Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide

by Dylan Rodríguez

  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0823289419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We are in the fray of another signature moment in the long history of the United States as a project of anti Black and racial–colonial violence. Long before November 2016, white nationalism, white terrorism, and white fascist statecraft proliferated. Thinking across a variety of archival, testimonial, visual, and activist texts—from Freedmen’s Bureau documents and the “Join LAPD” hiring campaign to Barry Goldwater’s hidden tattoo and the Pelican Bay prison strike—Dylan Rodríguez counter-narrates the long “post–civil rights” half-century as a period of White Reconstruction, in which the struggle to reassemble the ascendancy of White Being permeates the political and institutional logics of diversity, inclusion, formal equality, and “multiculturalist white supremacy.” Throughout White Reconstruction, Rodríguez considers how the creative, imaginative, speculative collective labor of abolitionist praxis can displace and potentially destroy the ascendancy of White Being and Civilization in order to create possibilities for insurgent thriving.

State of Suffering

State of Suffering
Political Violence and Community Survival in Fiji

by Susanna Trnka

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2011-05-02
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 080146188X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do ordinary people respond when their lives are irrevocably altered by terror and violence? Susanna Trnka was residing in an Indo-Fijian village in the year 2000 during the Fijian nationalist coup. The overthrow of the elected multiethnic party led to six months of nationalist aggression, much of which was directed toward Indo-Fijians. In State of Suffering, Trnka shows how Indo-Fijians' lives were overturned as waves of turmoil and destruction swept across Fiji. Describing the myriad social processes through which violence is articulated and ascribed meaning-including expressions of incredulity, circulation of rumors, narratives, and exchanges of laughter and jokes-Trnka reveals the ways in which the community engages in these practices as individuals experience, and try to understand, the consequences of the coup. She then considers different kinds of pain caused by political chaos and social turbulence, including pain resulting from bodily harm, shared terror, and the distress precipitated by economic crisis and social dislocation. Throughout this book, Trnka focuses on the collective social process through which violence is embodied, articulated, and silenced by those it targets. Her sensitive ethnography is a valuable addition to the global conversation about the impact of political violence on community life.

Youth and the National Narrative

Youth and the National Narrative
Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan

by Marie Lall,Tania Saeed

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1350112208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The role of the security establishment in Pakistan has been strengthened in a post-Musharraf era as social institutions are increasingly drawn into the security agenda. Pakistan's problems are often explained through the lens of ethnic or religious differences, the tense relationship between democracy and the Pakistan military, or geopolitics and terrorism, without taking into account young citizens' role in questioning the state and the role of the education system. Based on new research and interviews with more than 1900 Pakistanis aged 16-28 the authors examine young people's understanding of citizenship, political participation, the state and terrorism in post-Musharraf Pakistan. The authors explore the relationship between the youth and the security state, highlighting how the educational institutions, social media, political activism and the entire nature of the social contract in Pakistan has been increasingly securitized. The focus is on the voices of young Pakistanis, their views on state accountability (or lack thereof), political literacy and participation, and the continued problem of terrorism that is transforming their views of both their country and the world today. With 67% of the country's population under the age of 30, this book is a unique window into how Pakistan is likely to evolve in the next couple of decades.