The Sociology of Terrorism: Studies in Power, Subjection, and Victimage Ritual
This book is a compilation of previously published studies on the role of culture and language in political violence and terrorism. These studies have contributed to a paradigmatic shift in sociological thinking about language and culture in politics, particularly in regard to the genesis and dynamics of violence and terrorism. Blending ideas derived from Michel Foucault and Kenneth Burke, this book is unique in its range of focus from detailed studies of specific cases of violence and terrorism to peace movements in resistence of violence, war, and terrorism.
Michael Blain. The Sociology of Terrorism: Studies in Power, Subjection, and Victimage Ritual. Boca Raton: Universal Publishers, 2009.
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