Despite repeated calls to listen to the voices of non-state politically violent actors, the stories of terrorists, militants, extremists, paramilitaries, guerrillas, and others have remained surprisingly silent/silenced within critical terrorism studies (CTS) – and so have been methods to engage (former) politically violent actors beyond the standard social-scientific interview. This chapter offers an introduction to narrative and creative methods, and reflects on their benefits and limits for CTS. Drawing from their own research experiences, the authors show how an understanding of politically violent actors as individuals, whose subjectivity is constructed narratively and who make sense of their social world through multiple and changing stories, can enrich CTS’s understanding of the agents of political violence and take the field beyond its narrow narrative focus on discourses and policy narratives. The chapter also shows how creative methods can contribute to eliciting silent/silenced and preferred stories in violent actors’ biographies, thereby nuancing our understanding of their experiences and life worlds, and how these methods engender a transformative potential for research subjects, researchers, and audiences of creative outputs to engage with a difficult topic in new ways.
|Teitl||Contemporary Reflections on Critical Terrorism Studies|
|Golygyddion||Alice Martini, Raquel da Silva|
|Cyhoeddwr||Taylor & Francis|
|Nifer y tudalennau||24|
|Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)|
|Statws||Cyhoeddwyd - 16 Mai 2023|
|Enw||Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies|