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Terrorism in Perspective

Terrorism in Perspective - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761924043

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Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Terrorism in Perspective - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761924043

Pamala L. Griset and Sue Mahan

ISBN13: 978-0761924043
ISBN10: 0761924043
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary


For decades, terrorist events have brought the subject of terrorism to the forefront of cultures around the globe and in more recent years, to the United States. And, for as long as violence has been a part of the human experience, the definition of terrorism has been widely debated. Terrorism in Perspective offers undergraduate and graduate students a comprehensive overview of global and domestic terrorism. Rather than focusing on a single definition of terrorism, this volume casts a wider net, focusing on acts of terrorism and their relationship to culture, religion, history, politics, economics, and ideology.

Each chapter is introduced with a rich overview of the issues, actors and actions specific to the topic under discussion, providing students with context prior to articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. These previously published articles were selected to deepen the reader's understanding of terrorism by focusing more intently on specific themes. Chapter topics include homegrown terrorism, international terrorism, female involvement in terrorism, the symbiotic relationship between the media and terrorism, and both conventional and non-conventional terrorist tactics.

Features and Benefits:

  • Balanced. Broad coverage of past and present terrorist activities both in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Current. Thorough coverage of the events of 9/11/01 and its aftermath, including such topics as counter-terrorism, U.S. foreign and domestic policies, and anti-terrorism legislation. Also includes the State Department report, "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001" in the appendices.
  • Dynamic. First terrorism textbook to consistently utilize photographs to enhance chapter presentations and end-of-chapter "Explore" sections which direct students to further information on the Web.
  • Student-focused. A mini-atlas in the back of the text includes regional maps with legends locating and identifying terrorist events. The mini-atlas will help students identify the geographic regions and places referred to throughout the book.

Recommended as a general reference text and as a primary text for undergraduate students in international relations, politics, and violence and terrorism courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. History of Terrorism

"Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions" David C. Rapoport
"The Terrorist Trap: American's Experience with Terrorism" Jeffrey D. Simon

Chapter 2. International Terrorism

"Terrorism, Crime, and Transformation" Chris Dishman
"Somebody Else's Civil War" Michael Scott Doran
Chapter 3 - Homegrown Terror in the U.S.
"Political Eschatology" Jonathan R. White
"Fighting Terrorism as if Women Mattered: Anti-Abortion Violence as Unconstructed Terrorism" Philip Jenkins

Chapter 4. Reporting Terrorism

"Terrorism, The Media, and the Government: Perspectives, Trends, and Options for Policymakers" Raphael F. Perl
"Terrorism and Censorship: The Media in Chains" Terry Anderson

Chapter 5. Women as Terrorists

"Token Terrorist: The Demon Lover's Women" Robin Morgan
"Mafiosi and the Terrorists: Italian Women in Violent Organizations" Alison Jamieson

Chapter 6. Conventional Terrorist Tactics

"Bombing of Omagh, 15 August 1998: The Bombers, Their Tactics, Strategy, and Purpose Behind the Incident" James Dingley
"Suicide Terrorism: A Global Threat"

Chapter 7. Unconventional Terrorist Tactics

"Weapons of Mass Destruction" Walter Laqueur
"Cyberhate: A Legal and Historical Analysis of Extremists' Use of Computer Networks in America" Brian Levin

Chapter 8. Counterterrorism

"Lessons and Futures"
"A Cautionary Tale for a New Age of Surveillance" Jeffrey Rosen

Appendix A: Locations of Worldwide Terrorist Activity
Appendix B: Background on Terrorist Groups U.S. Department of State
Appendix C: Video Notes
Index

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