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Contemporary Reflections on Critical Terrorism Studies

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ISBN 9781032210957
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing together established and emerging voices in Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS), this book offers fresh and dynamic reflections on CTS and envisages possible lines of future research and ways forward.

The volume is structured in three sections. The first opens a space for intellectual engagement with other disciplines such as Sociology, Peace Studies, Critical Pedagogy, and Indigenous Studies. The second looks at topics that have not received much attention within CTS, such as silences in discourses, the politics of counting dead bodies, temporality or anarchism. The third presents ways of ‘performing’ CTS through research-based artistic performances and productions. Overall, the volume opens up a space for broadening and pushing CTS forward in new and imaginative ways.

This book will be of interest to students of critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, sociology and International Relations in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction: CTS 20 Years After 9/11. Where We Have Been, Where Are We Going

Alice Martini, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Raquel da Silva, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and University of Coimbra, Portugal

SECTION 1: Pathbreaking Dialogues in CTS

1. Violence, Power and the Revolutionary Potential of Nonviolent Counterterrorism

Richard Jackson, NCPACS, New Zealand

2. European Urban (Counter-)Terrorism’s Spacetimematterings: More-Than-Human Materialisations in Situationscaping Times

Evelien Geerts, University of Birmingham, UK

Katharina Karcher, University of Birmingham, UK

Yordanka Dimcheva, University of Birmingham, UK

Mireya Toribio Medina, University of Birmingham, UK

3. CTS and Indigeneity: Can CTS Approaches be Indigenous?

Shirley Achieng’, NCPACS, New Zealand

Samwel Oando, NCPACS, New Zealand

4. Terrorism and the Middle East? A Decolonial Teaching Project to Soften a Stubborn Association

Marina Díaz Sanz, University of Deusto, Spain

5. Reengaging Critical Terrorism Studies with the Production of Terrorism Expertise: Exploring the role of Twitter

Dylan Marshall, Aberystwyth University, UK

SECTION 2: CTS at Emerging Crossroads and Intersections

6. Counting the Dead: CTS and The Politics of Dead Bodies

Jessica Auchter, Université Laval, Canada

7. Reflections on Anarchist Futures of/for CTS

Priya Dixit, Virginia Tech, US

8. Can CTS listen? Silences in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Alice Martini, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Elisabeth Schweiger, University of York, UK

9. Critical Terrorism Studies and Temporality: It’s About Time!

Lee Jarvis, University of East Anglia, UK

SECTION 3: Performing CTS

10. The Stupidity of Racism in Legislation and in Objects is the Material to Create Art

Faisal Hussain, Independent Artist

11. Understanding Violence Through Story and Stitch: Narrative and Creative Methods for CTS

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth University, UK

Raquel da Silva, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and University of Coimbra, Portugal

12. CTS and Postcolonial Hauntings: Performing Violent Pasts in São Tomé and Príncipe

Inês Nascimento Rodrigues, Centre for Social Studies - University of Coimbra, Portugal

13. CTS and Popular Culture: New Avenues to Understand Terrorism

Julian Schmid, Institute of International Relations Prague, Czhec Republic

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Alice Martini is Lecturer in International Relations at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She has been a board member of the EISA Early Career Development Group and the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group. She is the author of various publications including The UN and Counter-terrorism: Global Hegemonies, Power, and Identities (2021).

Raquel da Silva is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra and Integrated Researcher at CEI-Iscte. She is the author of Narratives of Political Violence: Life Stories of Former Militants (2019). Her research has been funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the British Academy and the European Union, among others.