Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2019

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190927875

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Terrorists as Monsters

The Unmanageable Other from the French Revolution to the Islamic State

Marco Pinfari

  • Provides a new explanation of why terrorists may rationally decide to present themselves as brutish and inhuman
  • Describes the use of several monster images across time (like Frankenstein's monster and the hydra) in relation to political violence
  • Presents new analytical perspectives on how specific terrorist groups have been framed

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