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The Resource Wars of terror, by Gabriele Marranci

Wars of terror, by Gabriele Marranci

Label
Wars of terror
Title
Wars of terror
Statement of responsibility
by Gabriele Marranci
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Analyzing the role of rhetoric and ideology in the western 'war on terror' and Islamic 'jihad' in the aftermath of 9/11, Gabriele Marranci shows that we are not experiencing a 'clash of civilizations' but a clash among 'civilizers' who believe they have the power to define how to be human. Seeing themselves as 'under attack' from a globalizing world that threatens to dilute their identity and very existence, both sides employ a civilizational rhetoric to support its recourse to political violence. Examining why some individuals are radicalized to take violent action while the majority are not, the author compares the case of self-identified crusader Anders Breivik with an example from his own fieldwork. He shows that emotions such as indignation, sense of injustice and reaction to the killing of civilians play an important role in underpinning violent acts -- as do the views presented by the 'civilizers' on the other side. Over time, this leads to ever-greater escalation as one side calls for more jihad and the other for greater anti-terrorism measures, drone attacks and bombings. Based on twelve years of research and fieldwork in western countries as well as South and Southeast Asia, Wars of Terror shows the impact labels, stigma, conspiracy theories and stereotypes have in maintaining this ongoing global conflict. A fascinating anthropological study which makes a vital contribution to our understanding of one of the most important issues of our time." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marranci, Gabriele
Dewey number
363.325
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.M36469 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • War and society
  • East and West
  • Comparative civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • East and West
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • War and society
  • Bekämpfung
  • Diskursanalyse
  • Djihad
  • Ideologie
  • Islam
  • Psychologie
  • Rhetorik
  • Soziologie
  • Terrorismus
  • Wertordnung
Label
Wars of terror, by Gabriele Marranci
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of civilization -- Labels, stigmas and ethos -- Occidentalism, conspiracism and jahiliyya: rhetoric of civilizational discourses -- 'Your women are oppressed, but ours are awesome': civilizers and gender-- Drones, jihad and justice -- Conclusion: defining the human
Control code
ocn921611193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780857851055
Lccn
2015018602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025517233
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857851055
  • (OCoLC)921611193
Label
Wars of terror, by Gabriele Marranci
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of civilization -- Labels, stigmas and ethos -- Occidentalism, conspiracism and jahiliyya: rhetoric of civilizational discourses -- 'Your women are oppressed, but ours are awesome': civilizers and gender-- Drones, jihad and justice -- Conclusion: defining the human
Control code
ocn921611193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780857851055
Lccn
2015018602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025517233
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857851055
  • (OCoLC)921611193

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