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The Terror(s) of our Time(s)

Bowden, Brett

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In the midst of an age of terror and counter-terror, this article seeks to better understand the current moment of terror by comparing and contrasting moments and epochs of terror throughout history. The paper asks: What do we mean by terror? How is it described, measured and experienced? Is the post-September 11 phenomenon something altogether new? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? To address these questions the paper explores the phenomenon which makes terrorism and terrorists...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBowden, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:19:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1350-4630
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/19468
dc.description.abstractIn the midst of an age of terror and counter-terror, this article seeks to better understand the current moment of terror by comparing and contrasting moments and epochs of terror throughout history. The paper asks: What do we mean by terror? How is it described, measured and experienced? Is the post-September 11 phenomenon something altogether new? Is the current terrorist threat unprecedented? To address these questions the paper explores the phenomenon which makes terrorism and terrorists possible: the very idea of terror itself. The paper identifies and joins some of the dots between terrors past and terrors present, from the terror of tyranny and totalitarianism to the terror of contemporary fundamentalist terrorism. In doing so it sheds light on how terror is conceived both as a tool and as something that is experienced. The paper raises questions of how or if the experience of terror has shifted across time and space. Ultimately, the paper seeks a better understanding of the current moment of terror and a better idea of what the future holds in store through a more holistic understanding of the experiences of terror(s) throughout the ages.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceSocial Identities
dc.subjectKeywords: geographical knowledge; holistic approach; terrorism
dc.titleThe Terror(s) of our Time(s)
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume13
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor160201 - Causes and Prevention of Crime
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4450250xPUB8
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBowden, Brett, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage541
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage554
local.identifier.doi10.1080/13504630701459198
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T08:40:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34447546679
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