Art against terror: Nonviolent alternatives through emotional insight

Bleiker, Roland (2008). Art against terror: Nonviolent alternatives through emotional insight. In Senthil Ram and Ralph Summy (Ed.), Nonviolence: An Alternative for Defeating Global Terror(ism) (pp. 169-186) New York, U.S.: Nova Science Publishers.

Author Bleiker, Roland
Title of chapter Art against terror: Nonviolent alternatives through emotional insight
Title of book Nonviolence: An Alternative for Defeating Global Terror(ism)
Place of Publication New York, U.S.
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 978-1-60021-812-5
Editor Senthil Ram
Ralph Summy
Chapter number 10
Start page 169
End page 186
Total pages 18
Total chapters 15
Language eng
Subjects B1
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
170113 Social and Community Psychology
1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract/Summary The terrorist attacks of September 2001 highlight a fundamental paradox. While security issues are becoming increasingly complex and transnational, our means of understanding and responding to them are still based primarily on strategic expertise and corresponding militaristic ways of articulating defense policy. Nonviolent alternatives are rarely explored, even though they offer important ways of understanding and dealing with terrorist threats. Pursuing such a line of inquiry, this chapter seeks to provide new insight by examining aesthetic reactions to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Focusing on literature, visual art, architecture and music, the chapter demonstrates that aesthetic sources are particularly suited to capture emotional aspects of security threats.
Keyword Terrorism
Art
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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