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Title

  • A theory of ISIS : political violence, and the transformation of the global order

Summary

  • Presenting a new theory of ISIS, Mohamedou traces its genealogy and documents its evolution in Iraq and Syria. He argues that ISIS has transcended Osama Bin Laden's original project of Al Qaeda, mutating into an unprecedented hybrid form that distills postcolonial violence, postmodernity and the emerging post-globalization international order. Mohamedou analyzes ISIS from a social sciences perspective and unpacks its dynamics by looking beyond superficial questions such as its terrorist nature and religious rhetoric. He transforms our understanding of ISIS and its impact on the very nature of contemporary political violence. --Adapted from publisher description.

Names

  • Mohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud, 1968- author

Created / Published

  • London : Pluto Press, 2018.
  • ©2018

Contents

  • Chapter four. Modernity and the globalized insurgent. Remixing violence -- Imperial reconnections -- The 1970s redux.
  • Chapter one. Al Qaeda's matrix. Unleashing transnational violence -- Revenge of the 'agitated Muslims' -- The McDonaldization of terrorism.
  • Chapter three. From Qaedat al Jihad to Al Dawla al Islamiya. Mesopotamian recentering -- Into Levantine battle -- State-building from franchise to region.
  • Chapter two. Apocalypse Iraq. Colonialism redesigned -- Monstering in American Iraq -- 'I will see you in New York'.
  • Conclusion. Colonialism boomerang. Return to sender -- Future pasts of IS -- Pensamiento nuevo on terrorism.
  • Introduction. The Islamic State and political violence in the early twenty-first century. Misunderstanding IS -- Genealogies of new violence -- Theorizing IS.

Headings

  • -  IS (Organization)
  • -  Islamischer Staat im Irak und in Syrien
  • -  Terrorism--Religious aspects--Islam
  • -  Terrorism--Social aspects--Iraq
  • -  Terrorism--Social aspects--Syria
  • -  Terrorisme--Aspect religieux--Islam
  • -  Terrorisme--Aspect social--Irak
  • -  Terrorisme--Aspect social--Syrie
  • -  International relations
  • -  Politics and government
  • -  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • -  Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
  • -  Terrorism--Social aspects
  • -  Terrorismus
  • -  Iraq
  • -  Syria

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-243) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xii, 260 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HV6433.I722

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021758977

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Chicago citation style:

Mohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud, Author. A theory of ISIS: political violence, and the transformation of the global order. London: Pluto Press, . ©, 2018. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758977/.

APA citation style:

Mohamedou, M. (2018) A theory of ISIS: political violence, and the transformation of the global order. London: Pluto Press, . ©. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758977/.

MLA citation style:

Mohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud, Author. A theory of ISIS: political violence, and the transformation of the global order. London: Pluto Press, . ©, 2018. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021758977/>.