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Terror & Violence - Imagination and the Unimaginable
Terror & Violence - Imagination and the Unimaginable

Terror & Violence - Imagination and the Unimaginable

by Andrew Strathern

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Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125032436 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 250

Binding

Paperback

Andrew Strathern

Author: Andrew Strathern
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: Pamela J Stewart/Neil L Whitehead
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 250
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125032436

Description

What is terror? What are its roots and its results – and what part does it play in human experience and history? This volume offers a number of timely and original anthropological insights into the ways in which acts – impact on the lives of virtually everyone in the world today, as perpetrators, victims or witnesses.

As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, what we have come to regard as terror – whether politically motivated or state sanctioned – have assumed many different forms and provoked widely differing responses throughout the world.

At a deeper level, the contributors explore the work of the imagination in extreme contexts of danger, such as those of terror and terrorism. By stressing the imagination, and its role in amplifying the effects of experience, this collection brings together a coherent set of analyses that offer innovative and unexpected ways of understanding a major global problem of contemporary life.

Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Terror, the Imagination, and Cosmology
ANDREW STRATHERN / PAMELA J STEWART

‘Terror against Terror’: 9/11 or ‘Kano War’ in the
Nigerian Electronic Press?
MISTY L. BASTIAN

Unspeakable Crimes: Athenian Greek perceptions of
Local and International Terrorism
ELISABETH KIRTSOGLOU

The Indian state, its Sikh Citizens, and Terror
JOYCE PETTIGREW

Between victims and Assailants, Victims and Friends:
Sociality and the Imagination in Indo-Fijian Narratives
Of Rural Violence during the May 2000 Fiji Coup
SUSANNA TRNKA

Narratives of Violence and Perils of Peace-Making in
North-South Cross-Border Contexts, Ireland
ANDREW STRATHERN / PAMELA J STEWART

The Sign of Kanaima, the Space of Guayana, and
The Demonology of Development
NEIL L WHITEHEAD

Imaginary Violence and the Terrible Mother:
The Imagery of Balinese Witchcraft
MICHELE STEPHEN

Afterward: The Taste of Death
NEL L WHITEHEAD


Notes on Contributors

Index

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