New publication: “Problematizing Political Violence in the Federal Republic of Germany”

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A new Urban Terrorism in Europe-project publication has just been released. Written by Katharina Karcher and Evelien Geerts, “Problematizing Political Violence in the Federal Republic of Germany” analyzes the racist terrorist murders committed by the right-wing extremist Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund in Germany, and that against the backdrop of the hyperexceptionalization of 9/11 as a terrorist event.

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Rethinking political violence while focusing on the NSU’s (for a long time unheard) victims, the essay also experiments with a critical materialist take on hauntology as a spacetime-travelling methodology, revealing the murders’ lingering, traumatic effects.

The essay – available to download for free here – has been published in Clare Bielby & Mererid Puw Davies’ Violence Elsewhere 1: Imagining Distant Violence in Germany 1945-2001 (which can be accessed here) and has been dedicated  to the victims of the far-right terrorist violence committed by the NSU in the Federal Republic of Germany.


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