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Swati Parashar

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 35: (En)gendered Terror: Feminist Approaches to Political Violence

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(En)gendered Terror: Feminist Approaches to Political Violence
(En)gendered terror: Feminist approaches to political violence
SwatiParashar
Introduction

Sadly, the practices of violent politics show few signs of letting up, giving up, or relinquishing a hold on the imaginary of international politics and over the lives of so many people caught by it. (Sylvester, 2011a: 1)

Between 2003 and 2006 my research as an analyst in two policy think-tanks in India and Singapore1 allowed me to gain insight into the workings of the counter-terrorism industry that flourished after what was perceived as the dramatic and world-changing events of 9/11. Terrorism and political violence became the most widely studied and analysed global phenomenon; one estimate suggests that a new book on terrorism is published every six hours (Dolnik, 2011). Through policy research ...

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