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The Social Life of Anti-Terrorism Laws : The War on Terror and the Classifications of the

The Social Life of Anti-Terrorism Laws

The War on Terror and the Classifications of the "Dangerous Other"

By: Julia M. Eckert (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2008
ISBN: 9783899429640
Number Of Pages: 196

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This book addresses two developments in the conceptualisation of citizenship that arise from the "war on terror", namely the re-culturalisation of membership in a polity and the re-moralisation of access to rights. Taking an anthropological perspective, it traces the ways in which the trans-nationalisation of the "war on terror" has affected notions of "the dangerous other" in different political and social contexts, asking what changes in the ideas of the state and of the nation have been promoted by the emerging culture of security, and how these changes affect practices of citizenship and societal group relations.

ISBN: 9783899429640
ISBN-10: 3899429648
Series: Sozialtheorie
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.25