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After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy$
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Charity Scribner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168649

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001

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Signs of a New Season

Signs of a New Season

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(p.189) Afterword Signs of a New Season
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After the Red Army Faction
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Charity Scribner

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.003.0009

This book concludes by considering a film that points beyond militancy in the present period of transnational terror: Fatih Akın's Auf der anderen Seite/Yaşamın Kıyısında (The Edge of Heaven, 2007). It examines how The Edge of Heaven transposes the lessons of the German Autumn into the post-9/11 predicament and rethinks the relationship between feminism and the Far Left in Germany. Many elements of Akın's cinematic aesthetic are deeply informed by the story of the Red Army Faction. Working from the present, Akın processes the implications of the German 1970s and offers us a more skeptical slant on political violence than some of the better-known directors have done. This afterword also addresses feminist questions about culture and power and indicate new directions for the ongoing investigation into the concrete reality of women's experience.

Keywords:   militancy, terror, Fatih Akın, The Edge of Heaven, German Autumn, feminism, Far Left, Red Army Faction, political violence, women

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