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The Resource After the Red Army faction : gender, culture, and militancy, Charity Scribner

After the Red Army faction : gender, culture, and militancy, Charity Scribner

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After the Red Army faction : gender, culture, and militancy
Title
After the Red Army faction
Title remainder
gender, culture, and militancy
Statement of responsibility
Charity Scribner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Masterminded by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s. Afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers, including Gerhard Richter, Elfriede Jelinek, and Slavoj Zizek. Why were women so prominent in the RAF? What does the continuing cultural response to the German armed struggle tell us about the representation of violence, power, and gender today? Engaging critical theory, Charity Scribner addresses these questions and analyzes signal works that point beyond militancy and terrorism. This literature and art discloses the failures of the Far Left and registers the radical potential that RAF women actually forfeited. After the Red Army Faction maps out a cultural history of militancy and introduces "postmilitancy" as a new critical term. As Scribner demonstrates, the most compelling examples of postmilitant culture don't just repudiate militancy: these works investigate its horizons of possibility, particularly on the front of sexual politics. Objects of analysis include as-yet untranslated essays by Theodor Adorno and J rgen Habermas, as well as novels by Friedrich D rrenmatt and Judith Kuckart, Johann Kresnik's Tanztheaterst ck Ulrike Meinhof, and the blockbuster exhibition Regarding Terror at the Berlin Kunst-Werke. Scribner focuses on German cinema, offering incisive interpretations of films by Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schl ndorff, and Fatih Akin, as well as the international box-office success The Baader-Meinhof Complex. These readings disclose dynamic junctures among several fields of inquiry: national and sexual identity, the disciplining of the militant body, and the relationship between mass media and the arts.--
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Scribner, Charity
Dewey number
363.3250943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women terrorists in literature
  • Terrorism in literature
  • Women terrorists in mass media
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Women terrorists
  • Terrorism
  • Right and left (Political science)
Label
After the Red Army faction : gender, culture, and militancy, Charity Scribner
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 red decade and its cultural fallout -- Damaged lives of the far left: reading the RAF in reverse -- Buildings on fire : the situationist international and the Red Army faction -- The Stammheim complex in Marianne and Juliane -- Violence and the Tendenzwende : engendering victims in the novel and film -- Anatomies of protest and resistance : Meinhof, Fischer -- Regarding terror at the Berlin Kunst-werke
Control code
FIEb17758567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780231168649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881591709
Label
After the Red Army faction : gender, culture, and militancy, Charity Scribner
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 red decade and its cultural fallout -- Damaged lives of the far left: reading the RAF in reverse -- Buildings on fire : the situationist international and the Red Army faction -- The Stammheim complex in Marianne and Juliane -- Violence and the Tendenzwende : engendering victims in the novel and film -- Anatomies of protest and resistance : Meinhof, Fischer -- Regarding terror at the Berlin Kunst-werke
Control code
FIEb17758567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780231168649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881591709

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