Times of Terror: Writing temporality into the war on terror

Jarvis, Lee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4149-7135 (2008) Times of Terror: Writing temporality into the war on terror. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 1 (2). pp. 245-262. ISSN 1753-9153

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This paper contributes to the growing academic literature of Critical Terrorism Studies. It does so by tracing the ways in which the George W. Bush administration narrated the unfolding War on Terror around specific and distinct conceptions of temporality. Claims to temporal discontinuity, linearity, and timelessness, it is argued, were all central to the writing of this conflict, and helped to inscribe significance, coherence, and normative integrity into the counter-terrorism ‘war’. By tracing the emergence and implications of these heterogeneous writings, this paper reflects on the productivity of temporality as a discursive resource and contributes to the denaturalisation of the War on Terror's ostensibly descriptive construction already underway within existing debates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Critical Global Politics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2024 01:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48179
DOI: 10.1080/17539150802184637

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