Terror : Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives book cover
1st Edition

Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives

ISBN 9780415520324
Published December 13, 2012 by Routledge
78 Pages

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About the Series

The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60-page-or-shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html.

For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

About the Book

In this short text, Worrell shines a unique, unorthodox light on ‘Terror’ from the standpoint of critical social theory. He explains how the social, political and economic effects of terrorism fit into the dynamics and structures of the modern world as a whole.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface  1. Introduction  2. The Sociological Nature of Terrorism  3. The War on Terror and the Business of Security  4. The Terror of Empire and the Empire of Terror  5. Conclusion

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Mark P. Worrell teaches Sociological Theory and courses in Politics, Religion, and Culture at the State University of New York at Cortland.