Lone Wolves, Werewolves & Radicalised Rolling Stone Covers

Wilford, Andrew (2016) Lone Wolves, Werewolves & Radicalised Rolling Stone Covers. In: MANCEPT2016, 7-9 September 2016, University Of Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Through a process of ‘re-en-framing’ events advocated by Žižek, S. (2014), this paper exposes ‘rogue’ representations of Chechen identity and lycanthropy. In first framing the ‘official’ narrative of the Boston Bombers, the paper proceeds from a critique of claims made in the Rolling Stone coverage of the event. The representations of Chechen identity that emerge from the magazine’s article are then re-framed through fin de siècle ‘Caucasaphobia’ and mytho-medievalising of the Chechen subject. In then returning to the Boston Bombing event it is through a critique of counter-insurgency/radicalisation theory that the biopolitical consequences of the event are set alongside the ‘werewolf trial’ of the surviving perpetrator.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2041 Performance studies
Divisions: Departments > Performing Arts
Event Title: MANCEPT2016
Event Location: University Of Manchester
Event Dates: 7-9 September 2016
Depositing User: Andrew Wilford
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 10:11
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 10:11
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2053

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