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Title The assassination of Theo Van Gogh : from social drama to cultural trauma / Ron Eyerman
Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (219 pages)
Series Politics, history, and culture
Politics, history, and culture.
Contents Assassination as public performance : the murder of Theo Van Gogh -- Mediating social drama -- Perpetrators and victims -- The clash of civilizations : a multicultural drama -- A dutch dilemma : free speech, religious freedom, and multicultural tolerance -- Cultural trauma and social drama
Summary "In November 2004, the controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was killed on a busy street in Amsterdam. A twenty-six year old Dutch citizen of Moroccan descent shot van Gogh, slit his throat, and pinned a five-page indictment of Western society to his body. The murder set off a series of reactions, including arson against Muslim schools and mosques. In "The Assassination of Theo van Gogh", Ron Eyerman explores the multiple meanings of the murder and the different reactions it elicited: among the Amsterdam-based artistic and intellectual subculture, the wider Dutch public, the local and international Muslim communities, the radical Islamic movement, and the broader international community. After meticulously analyzing the actions and reputations of van Gogh and others in his milieu, the motives of the murderer, and the details of the assassination itself, Eyerman considers the various narrative frames the mass media used to characterize the killing."--Book cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-213) and index
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SUBJECT Gogh, Theo van, 1957-2004 -- Assassination
Gogh, Theo van, 1957-2004 fast (OCoLC)fst01510634
Subject Murder -- Netherlands -- Case studies
Muslims -- Netherlands -- Case studies
Islamic fundamentalism -- Netherlands -- Case studies
TRUE CRIME -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Multiculturele samenlevingen.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Eyerman, Ron
ISBN 9780822391449
Other Titles From social drama to cultural trauma