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Posthumous Rescue

The Shafia Young Women as Worthy Victims

Yasmin Jiwani

This article focuses on the coverage of the murders of the young Shafia women. Based on an analysis of the coverage published in The Globe and Mail (July 2009 to March 2012), I argue that the young women were constructed as exceptional and worthy victims of a particularly heinous crime—honor killing—allegedly imported from Afghanistan by the Shafia patriarch. I interrogate the different threads that were interwoven to construct these young women's representations to make them intelligible as girls and young women. Within the coverage, the trope of culture clash anchored in an Orientalist framing worked to consolidate their representations as worthy victims and re-inscribe the national imaginary of Canadian society as egalitarian, tolerant and beyond gender violence. These different maneuvers served to accomplish a kind of posthumous rescue in a domestic context akin to the strategies of rescue implemented by Western powers in the War on Terror to save Afghan women.

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Showcasing Dictatorship

Memory and the Museum in Argentina and Chile

Jens Andermann

This article compares two recently inaugurated museums dedicated to the period of dictatorial terror and repression in the Southern Cone: the Museum of Memory and Human Rights at Santiago, Chile (opened in 2009), and the Museum of Memory at Rosario, Argentina (2010). Both museums invoke in their very names the "memorial museum" as a new mode of exhibitionary remembrance of traumatic events from the past. They seek to sidestep the detachment and "objectivity" that has traditionally characterized historical museum displays in favor of soliciting active, performative empathy from visitors. Neither of the two institutions, however, complies entirely with the memorial museum's formal characteristics; rather, they reintroduce modern museographical languages of history and art, thus also challenging the emergent "global canon" of memorial museum aesthetics.

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Sophia Gerber

Fast drei Jahrzehnte lang hielt die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) die Bundesrepublik Deutschland durch Terror und Gewalt in Atem. Sie stellte die junge Demokratie auf eine harte Bewährungsprobe und trieb den Rechtsstaat an seine Grenzen. Ihrem

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Tehmina Pirzada

of both local and transnational issues affecting Muslim girls in terms of their visibility, safety, and empowerment. Moreover, they present a nuanced picture of Muslim identities in a world plagued by Islamophobia, War on Terror, and the numerous

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Chung-Hao Ku

ruined hotel, the mule, John Brown, even dies in a ghoulish fashion: suspended from a beam by a rope hung around his neck, he swings in mid-air. In response to such ghastly descriptions, critics have studied how Capote combines “gothic terror [with

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Narrating the Second World War

History Textbooks and Nation Building in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Lina Klymenko

discrimination, mass terror, the liquidation of the Soviet Union, the exile of the majority of the populations from western Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, and the elimination of between five and six million Jews and thirty million Russians. 79

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Unreasonable rage, disobedient dissent

The social construction of student activists and the limits of student engagement

Jessica Gagnon

suggest that there is space to consider acts of protest as legitimate methods of engaging in political and social critique. ‘Everyone’s terrors and disturbing desires’ Following the 10 November 2010 demonstration, nearly all of the mainstream national U

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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

more radically to the interior of the marked bodies within the van. Min’s fading into nothingness is counteracted by the efforts of Hattie, Thebes, and Logan to prepare a place for Cherkis and face the unknown terror of Min’s illness. As the road trip

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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

literature, which initiated the attempt to evoke “terror that both upsets and compels” ( Ballantyne 2008: 331 ). By contrasting traditionally feminine items (like corsets and skirts) with accessories (such as spiked collars) designed to communicate toughness

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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

; the widespread displacement of 4 million Syrian refugees from their homeland; the increased militarization at the borders of the European Union and the United States; and the environmental impact of this war of terror on the daily survival of disabled