Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

Out of this transnational feminist wrestling with the War on Terror emerged Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture, henceforth referred to as TFPTLC. TFPTLC draws on texts from a range of genres—novel, ...

Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws widely on postcolonial literature, photography, films, music, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, joining the larger conversation about human rights by addressing the problem of a pervasive public misunderstanding of terrorism conditioned by a foreign and domestic policy perspective. Deb provides an alternative understanding of terrorism as revolutionary dissent against injustice through a postcolonial/transnational lens. The volume brings counter-terror narratives into dialogue with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, addressing the situation of women as both perpetrators and targets of torture, and the possibilities of a dialogue between feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This book explores the relationship in which social and cultural texts stand with respect to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in a world of transnational feminist solidarities against postcolonial wars on terror.

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Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Basuli Deb
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-13 - Publisher: Routledge

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