Terrorism-affected biographies within us. "Terrorist learning" as pilgrimage towards death.
Alexa, Stefan 2019. Terrorism-affected biographies within us. "Terrorist learning" as pilgrimage towards death. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University School of Education
|Qualification name||Degree of Doctor of Education|
This research is important as it relates to an emergent research field of ‘terrorist learning’, which is defined as “the acquisition of knowledge to inform terrorist-related activities in the future” (Kettle and Mumford, 2016, p. 8). There is a need to go beyond a legal/ criminalistic, sociological, or political take on this topic and, in effect, attempt to provide a critical perspective on this composite concept from an educational perspective. In addition to this, I have a personal and professional concern (Goodley et al. , 2004), which is rooted in my biography. 'Terrorist learning' has a 'narrative life' and affects our biographies, even across generations.
I will approach this research field in an auto/ biographical manner, as this would
This research brings contributions to the existing theoretical approaches and knowledge on 'terrorist learning'; in addition, contributions are being made towards developing an appropriate methodological and ethical approach to difficult, but important topics such as 'terrorist learning'. Finally, my thesis also contributes to the development of a relevant and 'narratively imaginative' writing style that does allow -through a process of 'cracking up'- for important educational aspects to emerge, not least for the readers, from within such an emotionally-charged and challenging topic.
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