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April 6, Keywords: Suicide bombing, constructionism, sy mbolic interaction, folk devils, moral panics, politics of fear, terrorism prevention, case study CopyrightCcile Valrie Van de Voorde PAGE 2 Dedication This dissertation is dedicated to my Godmother, Urszula Pedreira, an amazing woman whose untimely death in November 4 made me reconsider my purpose in life at a time that was already particularly di fficult for me.
She faced terminal illness with dignity, serenity, and grace. Her strength and determination became mine. Her bravery and integrity will never cease to inspire me.
I also dedicate this work to current and future researchers in the field of terrorism. May you move beyond integrating literature and reworking old materials so as to ensure substantive new data and knowledge can eff ectively improve our objective understanding of the complex phenomenon of terrorism.
Do exhort and exert yourself to contribute significant, original work and compelling anal yses to your chosen area of studies.
Many heartfelt thanks also go to the members of my committee, Kim Lersch, Chris Sellers, Wilson Palacios, and Joe Vandello, for invest ing their time and helping me improve my work. Mark has always supported my research endeavors and ma de sure I knew where my priorities were.
He will undoubtedly remind me of what is truly important in life in years to come. Jeff has inspired my work and worldview for many years now.
Finally, for their constant guidance, precious wisdom, and unconditional love, I ought to express my deepest gratitude to my parents, Anna and Herv. They have taught me to be demanding but fair a useful mix in any classroomto challenge conventions, to have faith in myself and, above all, to strive to be happy.
Merci du fond du coeur. Contextual Constructionism 27 Social Problems and Audiences 28 Public Images of Social Problems 29 Rhetoric and random violence 29 Mass media, symbolic violence, and representations of crime 29 Social Problems and Moral Panics 30 Overview of moral panics 30 Deviance and morality 32 PAGE 5 ii Moral crusades and moral entrepreneurs 34 Rule creation and rule enforcement 35 Differential social power 37 Critique of Social Constructionism 38 Symbolic Interactionism 40 Overview and Underlying Assumptions 40 The Interpretive Tradition 41 Symbolic interaction and the study of human lived experience 42 Hermeneutics and interpretivists 42 The Chicago School of inte ractionism: Foreign Terrorist Organizations Appendix B: Sampling Strategies and Case Selection 67 Table 3.
Master List of Categories and Codes 96 Table 7. Social Construction of Suicid e Terrorism: Research Design Concept Map 93 Figure 3. The Social Construction of Suicide Terrorism Ccile Valrie Van de Voorde ABSTRACT Suicide terrorism is characterized by the willingness of physically and psychologically war-trained individuals to die while destroying or attempting to annihilate enemy targets in furtherance of certain politic al or social objectives.
Rooted in the historical, social, and psychological dimensions of international terro rism, suicide terrorism is neither a unique nor a new phenomenon. Its recent resurgence and the extensive media coverage it has received account for the misleading uniqueness of this violent, complex, and adaptive form of terrorism.
This qualitative study examines the definitional and rhetorical processes by which suicide terrorism is socially c onstructed. Using a social constructionist theoretical fr amework coupled with a symbo lic interactioni st approach, this multi-case study effectively moves the analysis of suicide bombings beyond essentialist debates on asymme trical warfare or terrorism and into a more nuanced appreciation of cultural meaning and human interaction.
Hence this case study emphasizes how the interpretive understanding of suicide terrorism is associated with a biased representation of events and their a lleged causes that is conditioned by deliberate attempts to stigmatize ideological enemies, manipulate public per ceptions, and promote certain political interests.
The primary re search question is: How are socio-political processes, bureaucratic imperatives, and me dia structures involved in the social PAGE 11 viii construction of suicide terrorism? Secondary research questions focus on determining how suicide terrorism is a a political weapon, b a co mmunication tool, and c a politicized issue that fits into a moral panic framework.
Methods used to conduct the analysis include in-depth interviews phenomenological and elite interviewing and document analysis general document review and historical review. Findings highlight the interactions between suic ide bombers as contemporary fo lk devilsthe news and entertainment media, the public, and agents of social control politicians, lawmakers, law enforcement, and action groupsand their resp ective roles in the so cial construction of suicide terrorism.
The limitati ons of the study, its significan t theoretical and practical implications, as well as suggestions for future research are discussed. PAGE 12 1 Chapter One Introduction Suicide terrorism is characterized by the willingness of physically and psychologically war-trained indivi duals to die in the course of destroying or attempting to annihilate enemy targets in furtherance of cer tain political or social objectives.
Suicide terrorism is rooted in the hi storical, social, and psychologica l dimensions of international terrorism, as a result of centuries of oppositi on between various groups and their actual or perceived enemies. As such, it is neither a unique nor a new phenomenon. Rather, it is an integral feature of the histor ical development of oppositiona l terrorism worldwide and the product of an assortment of tactics, goal s, and motives characteristic of more conventional terrorism.Michael Burawoy Politics of Production - Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online.
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