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The Truth About Julia

Schaffner, Anna Katharina (2016) The Truth About Julia. Allen and Unwin, London, 304 pp. ISBN 978-1-76029-440-3. (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 novel is inspired by the fact that ours is the age of terrorism, debates about the reasons for radicalization being ubiquitous, and also by the fact that political idealism is threatened with exhaustion. In its exploration of the eponymous young woman, the novel questions simplistic, mono-causal explanations of radicalization, including individual psychology, parenting styles, religious and cultural values, political disenchantment, economic hardship, and social alienation. Driven by anxieties about the significance of her writing career, and questioning the power of the word to effect political change, the novel’s protagonist (a journalist investigating the reasons behind a terrorist act) becomes disenchanted with the legal forms of political activism – a state of mind which makes her vulnerable to radicalization.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 14:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59480 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Schaffner, Anna Katharina: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7097-2145
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