Female Suicide Bombings critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations. Drawing on a combination of feminist and post-colonial approaches as well as terrorism studies literature, the authors seek to transcend ideological divisions in order to enhance our understanding of how gender, power, and academic practices influence our perceptions of female suicide bombings.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
W. Andy Knight is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chapter One: Mapping the Framework: Key Terms and Concepts
Chapter Two: The History of Modern Female Suicide Bombings: Contextualizing Acts of Violence
Chapter Three: Female Suicide Bombings: Between Agential Choice and Structural Determinism
Chapter Four: Gender, Power, and Violence: Exploring the Organizations behind Female Suicide Bombings
Chapter Five: Global Power, Knowledge, and the Politics of Difference in the Representations of Female Suicide Bombings
Chapter Six: Counter-Terrorism, Gender, and Human Security
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