Times Of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byLee Jarvis

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Since 11 September 2001, the War on Terror has dominated global political life. The book takes a critical look at different ways in which the George W. Bush administration created and justified this far-reaching conflict through their use of language and other discursive practices.

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Since 11 September 2001, the War on Terror has dominated global political life. The book takes a critical look at different ways in which the George W. Bush administration created and justified this far-reaching conflict through their use of language and other discursive practices.

LEE JARVIS is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Swansea University, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.65 × 5.62 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223699

ISBN - 13:9780230223691

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Making Time, Shaping Time
Writing Radical Discontinuity
Writing Linear Times
Writing Timelessness
Time, Violence, Identity, Politics
Bibiography
List of Sources
Index
 

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'Drawing on a wealth of primary research material and developing a sophisticated theoretical account of the relationship between security, identity, temporality and the political, Jarvis makes a convincing case for the central role of representations of time in the US Government's 'war on terror' discourse.' - Matt McDonald, University of Warwick, UK  'In a theoretically sophisticated, richly textured and incisive analysis, Times of Terror eloquently deconstructs the origins, dynamics and consequences of the current politics of terror. In a masterful critical discourse analysis, Lee Jarvis excavates the relationships between temporality, violence, identity, and the political in the language of political leaders, forcing us to rethink our understanding of the practices through which these values are enacted and performed in contemporary political life. This is a superb example of the new critical terrorism studies approach to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. It deserves the widest possible audience.' - Dr Richard Jackson, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK