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Author Melzer, Patricia, 1970- author.

Title Death in the shape of a young girl : women's political violence in the Red Army Faction / Patricia Melzer.

Published New York : New York University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.325082094 MELZ    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Gender and political violence series.
Gender and political violence series.
Notes "Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-328) and index.
Contents Introduction: "An excess of women's emancipation" : gender, political violence, and feminist politics -- The other half of the sky : revolutionary violence, the RAF, and the autonomous women's movement -- "Between a rock and a hard place" : the "betrayal" of motherhood among the women of the RAF and Movement 2nd June -- "Terrorist girls" and "wild furies" : feminist responses to media representations of women terrorists during the "German Autumn" of 1977 -- The gendered politics of starving : (state) power and the body as locus of political subjectivities in the RAF hunger strikes -- "We women are the better half of humanity anyway" : revolutionary politics, feminism, and memory in the writings of female terrorists -- Conclusion: "Can political violence be feminist?"
Subject Rote Armee Fraktion -- History.
Women terrorists -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Women revolutionaries -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Women political activists -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Political violence -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781479864072 (cloth : acid-free paper)
1479864072 (cloth : acid-free paper)