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Disordered Violence: How Gender, Race and Heteronormativity Structure Terrorism (Hardcover)

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A feminist interrogation of how terrorism is constructed as a violence that upsets the order of international politics

Disordered Violence looks at how gender, race, and heteronormative expectations of public life shape Western understandings of terrorism as irrational, immoral and illegitimate. Caron Gentry examines the profiles of 8 well-known terrorist actors, looking for gendered, racial, and sexualised assumptions in how their stories are told. Additionally, she interrogates how the current counterterrorism focus upon radicalisation is another way of constructing terrorists outside of the Western ideal. Finally, the book argues that mainstream Terrorism Studies must contend with the growing misogynist and racialised violence against women.

About the Author

Caron Gentry is a Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Dr Gentry has previously authored and edited several books as well as publishing articles in journals including International Relations, Millennium, International Feminist Journal of Politics and Critical Studies on Terrorism among others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474424806
ISBN-10: 1474424805
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2020
Pages: 216
Language: English