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The Resource The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film : narrating terror, Michael C. Frank, (electronic resource)

The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film : narrating terror, Michael C. Frank, (electronic resource)

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The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film : narrating terror
Title
The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film
Title remainder
narrating terror
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Frank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study investigates the overlaps between political discourse and literary and cinematic fiction, arguing that both are informed by, and contribute to, the cultural imaginary of terrorism. It explores the ways in which clandestine political violence stimulates the collective imagination, a fact that has received little attention despite its cultural prominence. Whenever mass-mediated acts of terrorism occur, they tend to trigger a proliferation of threat scenarios not only in the realm of literature and film, but also in the statements of policymakers, security experts, and journalists. In the process, the discursive boundary between the factual and the hypothetical can become difficult to discern. To illuminate this phenomenon, this book proposes that terror is a halfway house between the real and the imaginary. For what characterizes terrorism is less the single act of violence than it is the fact that this act is perceived to be the beginning, or part, of a potential series, and that further acts are expected to occur. This gives terror a fantastical dimension, a fact reinforced by the clandestine nature of both terrorist and counter-terrorist operations as well as by the general reluctance to engage with the actual causes and circumstances of political violence. Supported by contextual readings of selected texts and films from The Dynamiter and The Secret Agent through late-Victorian science fiction to post-9/11 novels and films, this study argues that literary scholarship can make a genuine contribution to the interdisciplinary field of terrorism studies. Employing a discourse-analytical approach, it introduces the concept of the "cultural imaginary of terrorism" to explain the complex interplay between terrorist acts, public discourse, and literary and cinematic fiction. It will be a valuable resource for those with interests in the areas of Literature and Film, Terrorism Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Trauma Studies, and Cultural Studies.--
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Frank, Michael C
Dewey number
363.325
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks
  • Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
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  • Terrorism in literature
  • Terrorism in motion pictures
  • Terrorism
Label
The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film : narrating terror, Michael C. Frank, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781134837298
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Cultural Imaginary of Terrorism -- 1 “Terrorism” and “Terror”: Historical and Conceptual Frameworks -- 2 Imagining Clandestine Operations: Early Literary Responses to Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism -- 3 Terrorist Invasions in Turn-of-the-Century Fiction -- 4Terrorist Aliens: 9/11 and/in Science Fiction -- 5 It Could Happen Here: Narrating Terror after 9/11
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9781315544397
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781134837298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1008762286
Label
The cultural imaginary of terrorism in public discourse, literature, and film : narrating terror, Michael C. Frank, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781134837298
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Cultural Imaginary of Terrorism -- 1 “Terrorism” and “Terror”: Historical and Conceptual Frameworks -- 2 Imagining Clandestine Operations: Early Literary Responses to Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism -- 3 Terrorist Invasions in Turn-of-the-Century Fiction -- 4Terrorist Aliens: 9/11 and/in Science Fiction -- 5 It Could Happen Here: Narrating Terror after 9/11
Control code
9781315544397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781134837298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1008762286

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