[csaa-forum] BOOK LAUNCH Gender and the Political: Deconstructing the Female Terrorist

Amanda Third A.Third at uws.edu.au
Sun Mar 15 14:28:46 ACST 2015

Dear Cultural Studies Colleagues

You are warmly invited to attend:

Gender and the Political Book Launch

When: Friday 17 April, 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe
RSVP: http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=209590
Emcee: Dr Anthea Taylor, University of Sydney
Launched by: Associate Professor Natalya Lusty, University of Sydney

Book description

The female terrorist circulates within contemporary Western culture as an object of fascination and heightened concern. Gender and the Political analyses cultural constructions of the female terrorist, arguing that she operates as a limit case of both feminine and feminist agency. Drawing on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, this book demonstrates that the development of the discourse on terrorism evolves in parallel with, and in response to, radical feminism in the US in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Situated at the borderlines between sexuality, threat and abjection, Amanda Third argues that the figure of the female terrorist compels a reexamination of the project of radical politics and the limits of modernity.

About the author

Associate Professor Amanda Third<http://www.uws.edu.au/ics/people/researchers/amanda_third> is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, and Research Program Leader at the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.

Associate Professor Amanda Third
Principal Research Fellow in Digital Social and Cultural Research
Institute for Culture and Society
University of Western Sydney
ph: +61 420 36 47 58 (m)
email: a.third at uws.edu.au<mailto:a.third at uws.edu.au>

- Immediate Past President, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (www.csaa.asn.au)
- Research Program Leader, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (www.youngandwellcrc.org.au)

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