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'We teach life, sir': States of Siege, Youth and Filmed Testimony

Rooney, Caroline R. (2013) 'We teach life, sir': States of Siege, Youth and Filmed Testimony. In: Rooney, Caroline R. and Sakr, Rita, eds. Radical Distrust: A Cultural Analysis of the Emotional, Psychological and Linguistic Formations of Religious and Political Extremism. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9878144156051. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This research programme serves to analyse the emotional and psychological formations of extreme beliefs through a comparative study of literary texts and performance culture across the areas of postcolonial and Middle Eastern studies. It aims to confront the question of how security policies may be pursued in ways that do not serve to perpetuate the lack of trust that often constitutes a threat to security in the first place. Drawing on psychoanalytic and postcolonial methodologies, the research sets out to identify the factors that bring about a radical disintegration of trust and to explain how this breakdown of trust leads to the search for compensatory discourses of authenticity that have the potential to lead to violence. The programme is comprised of projects that will focus on global youth culture and its radicalisation and on literary and cultural representations of extremism, social segregation and alienation in the contexts of North Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East. The research will also explore the role that music, youth culture, literature and performance may play in establishing new forms of connectivity

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 10:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55140 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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