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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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When the Future Is Hard to Recall

Episodic Memory and Mnemonic Aids in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski

, sowing terror and paranoia. What prevents these first contacts from veering into human-instigated Armageddon are the heroic efforts at communication made by the finest linguists on the planet— prima inter pares Louise Banks, a professor who interacts

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Digitizing the Western Gaze

The End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign

Jessica Cammaert

’ crying from within the room where they were cut, Sembène does not rely on images or audio of pain to communicate his point. Emotion is clear, but not terror, as he relies more on the strength of his female heroine, Collé (Fatoumata Coulibaly), who bravely

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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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Stacie Friend

scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur (1942), in which the villain Fry (Norman Lloyd) dangles precariously from the top of the Statue of Liberty: “Hitchcock peppers the sequence with close-ups of the saboteur’s expressions of pain and terror—shots that

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Objet A(ffect) and Che(www) Vuoi

The Fleshy Horror of the Unknowable Other in Spring and Honeymoon

Dewey Musante

our bond than it is its facilitator. For the horror film, this radical unknowability of the other often manifests itself as an explosion of affective bodily horror—a failure to symbolize this terror of my desire or a frightening brush with the kernel

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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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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