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Terror and Taboo: The Follies, Fables and Faces of Terrorism Paperback – 19 Sep 1996
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From the Back Cover
'Terror and Taboo' examines the complicity of governments, the media, the arts, academia, and violent activists themselves in constituting 'terrorism' as a substitute for genuine political debate. The authors draw upon the lessons and perspectives afforded terrorism literature, social anthropology, and their own field work with Basque violence to question the very validity and utility of the entire concept of terrorism.
About the Author
Joseba Zulaika is an Associate Professor in the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada. He is the author of Basque Violence. William Douglass is a Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Basque Studies at the University of Nevada.
Top Customer Reviews
The book it is not about terrorism; it is an ethnographic study into phenomenon we describe as terrorism and an attempt disenchant to myth, the illusion that "the thing itself" exists as an evil enterprise out to end western democracy. Saying "not all terrorism is like ETA" is to completely miss the point and to fall into the trap that our ritual heritage has set up; the label itself distorts reality according the culture in which it is seen to exist. ETA is used to prove this point, I honestly don't know how one can read this book and make the conclusion you made.
It is an incisive study into the cultural explanations for the development of what is essentialy a false category based on loose and meaningless defintions. For me, the only meaningful poststructural analysis of modern politcal conditions, if only its message were headed.
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