Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charity Scribner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168649

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Signs of a New Season

Signs of a New Season

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

Charity Scribner

Columbia University Press

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

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .