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Title Critical methods in terrorism studies / edited by Priya Dixit and Jacob L. Stump
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; PART 1 Introduction; 1 Studying terrorism and practicing criticism; PART 2 Critical Realism/Materialism; 2 Reading documents in their wider context: Foucauldian and realist approaches to terrorism discourse; 3 Applying Marxism to critical terrorism studies: analysis through a historical materialist lens; PART 3 Ethnography; 4 Terrorists as co-participants? Outline of a research model
11 Talking about revolution: ex-militant testimony and conditions of 'tell-ability'PART 7 Visual Analysis; 12 Visualizing others: a conversation with Cynthia Weber on films and visuality in the 'war on terror'; 13 Falling bodies: confronting the iconography of terror; PART 8 Conclusion; 14 Conclusion: beyond terrorism?; Index
5 Ecologizing 'terrorism': attending to emergent pathways of ethnographic fieldwork, writing, and analysisPART 4 Discourse Analysis; 6 Critical discourse analysis; 7 Metaphor analysis as a method in terrorism studies; 8 Terrorism: knowledge, power, subjectivity; PART 5 Postcolonialism/Decolonialism; 9 'We are not the terrorists!' Using a reflexive postcolonial methodology in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories; PART 6 Feminism; 10 Marginality as a feminist research method in terrorism and counter-terrorism studies
Summary "This book shows how to use a range of critical approaches to do research on terrorism. It includes a diverse range of critical methodological approaches--including discourse analysis, feminist, postcolonial, ethnographic, critical theory, social network analysis, and visual analysis of terrorism. The main objectives of the book are to assist researchers in adopting and applying various critical approaches to the study of terrorism. This goal is achieved by bringing together a number of different scholars working on the topic of terrorism from a range of non-variable-based approaches. Their individual chapters discuss explicitly the research methods used and methodological commitments made by the authors, while also illustrating the application of their particular critical perspective to the topic of terrorism. The authors of each chapter will discuss (1) why they chose their specific critical method; (2) how they justified their methodological stance; (3) how they do their research; (4) and, finally, an example of the research. This edited volume includes the works of researchers who have already utilized these methods to critically study terrorism and who continue to do so. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies and critical terrorism studies, and highly recommended for students of political violence, security studies and IR"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Terrorism -- Research -- Methodology.
Terrorism -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Dixit, Priya, editor
Stump, Jacob L., ditor
ISBN 1315777266
1317692950 (electronic bk)
9781317692959 (electronic bk)