Karim-Aly Kassam has been working with the peoples of the Arctic for over fifteen years. His research focuses on the complex connectivity of human and environmental relations, addressing indigenous wa...
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Perspectives for Canadians
While much has been said about the "global war on terror," the
concept remains cunningly elusive and yet undeniably pervasive. This
collection of essays is an effort to discover the Canadian "self"
through exploration of the terrorist "other."
Understanding Terror, as a collection, views the
war on terror from unique eyes. It defines the boundaries of terror,
examines its construction in the media, and explores its relationship
to the Muslim "other."
The book as a whole takes a historical
approach to consideration of terror through specific examples and its
presence in the media, in North American society, and particularly in
Canada. Contributors to the volume include journalists, scholars, and
public policy experts, many of whom have viewed or experienced terror
firsthand. Their aim is to examine specific events, to reflect on how
those events might be interpreted, and to provide historical context,
all the while encouraging the reader to question preconceived
characterizations of this highly charged political and cultural
CONTENTS: Includes essays by: Gwynne Dyer,
Major Brent Beardsle, Stuart Farson, Doug Firby, Ronald Glasberg,
James P. Lassoie, George Melnyk, Reg Whitaker
University of Calgary Press
240 pp., 6 " x 9 ", February