Resources and Readings

Both sections on this page are updated regularly. Under “Resources” you will find links to active groups, trusts and memorials related to urban terrorism in the four countries that form the focus of our study: the UK, France, Spain and Germany. Under “Readings”, you will find the key texts that we have discussed in our team meetings, as well as a selection of other relevant texts. 



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Adorno, Theodore, and M. Horkheimer. Dialectic of Enlightenment. Translated by J. Cumming. Verso Books, 1997. Originally published in German in 1944.

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Duke University Press, 2006.

Ajana, Btihaj. Governing Through Biometrics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Alaimo, Stacy, and Susan J Hekman. Material Feminisms. Indiana University Press, 2008.

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. Harcourt Brace, 1968. Originally published in 1951.

Barad, Karen. Meeting The Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Duke University Press, 2007.

Barad, Karen. “After the End of the World: Entangled Nuclear Colonialisms, Matters of Force, and the Material Force of Justice.” Theory & Event, vol. 22 no. 3, 2019, p. 524-550.

Benjamin, Walter. “Critique of Violence.” Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, P. Demetz, Schocken Books, 1978, pp. 277-300. Originally published in German in 1955.

Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Duke University Press, 2010.

Blackman, Lisa. Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. Sage Publications, 2012.

Blackman, Lisa. Haunted Data: Affect, Transmedia, Weird Science. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Borradori, Giovanna. Philosophy In A Time Of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. University Of Chicago Press, 2003.

Braidotti, Rosi. Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory. 2nd ed., Columbia University Press, 2011. Originally published in 1994.

Braidotti, Rosi. The Posthuman. Polity Press, 2013.

Braidotti, Rosi. “Posthuman Affirmative Politics”. Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, And Performative Strategies, S.E. Wilmer and Audronė Žukauskaitė, 1st ed., Taylor & Francis, 2015, pp. 30-56.

Braidotti, Rosi. Posthuman Knowledge. Polity Press, 2019.

Buck-Morss, Susan. 2006. Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left. Verso, 2006. Originally published in 2003.

Butler, Judith. Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. Verso Books, 2004.
Butler, Judith. Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? London: Verso Books, 2016.
Deleuze, Gilles., and Félix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translation and Foreword by Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press, 2005. Originally published in French in 1980.
Derrida, Jacques. “Force of Law: The Mystical Foundation of Authority.” Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, D. Cornell, M. Rosenfeld, and D. Gray Carlson. Routledge, 1992, pp. 3-67. Originally published in 1990.
Derrida, Jacques. Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International. Translated by P. Kamuf. Routledge, 1994. Originally published in French in 1993.
Faucher-King, Florence, and Gérôme Truc. Face Aux Attentats. P.U.F., 2020.
Gensburger, Sarah. Memory on My Doorstep: Chronicles of the Bataclan Neighborhood, Paris 2015-2016. Leuven University Press, 2019.
Gensburger, Sarah, and Gérôme Truc. Les Mémoriaux Du 13 Novembre. Éditions EHESS, 2020.
Golańska, Dorota. Affective Connections: Towards a New Materialist Politics of Sympathy. Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017.
Gordon, Avery F. Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Foreword by J. Radway. The University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Originally published in 1997.
Grosz, Elizabeth. Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism. Columbia University Press, 2017.
Haraway, Donna J. Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium: FemaleMan©_Meets_Oncomouse™. Feminism andTechnoscience. Routledge, 1997.
Haraway, Donna J. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press, 2016.

Gunning, Jeroen et al. Critical Terrorism Studies – A New Research Agenda. Routledge, 2009. 

Krasmann, Susanne, and Christine Hentschel. “‘Situational Awareness’: Rethinking Security in Times of Urban Terrorism.” Security Dialogue, vol. 50, no. 2, Apr. 2019, pp. 181–197.

Low, Setha, and Mark Maguire, eds. Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control. NYU Press, 2019.

Mbembé, J.-A. and Libby Meintjes. “Necropolitics.” Public Culture, vol. 15 no. 1, 2003, p. 11-40.

Pernau, Margrit. “Feeling Communities: Introduction”. The Indian Economic & Social History Review, vol 54, no. 1, 2017, pp. 1-20. 

Taguchi, Hillevi Lenz. “A Diffractive and Deleuzian Approach to Analysing Interview Data.” Feminist Theory, vol. 13, no. 3, Dec. 2012, pp. 265–281.

Tanović, Sabina. Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Truc, Gérôme. Sidérations: une sociologie des attentats. P.U.F., 2019.