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After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

Charity Scribner


This book uses critical theory to answer key gender-related questions about the Red Army Faction (RAF), a group that was masterminded by women and which terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s. The questions include: Why were women so prominent in the RAF? And what does the continuing cultural response to the German armed struggle tell us about the representation of violence, power, and gender today? The book analyzes works by pivotal writers and artists, including Gerhard Richter and Elfriede Jelinek, that point beyond militancy and terrorism. This literature and art discloses the ... More

Keywords: militancy, Red Army Faction, West Germany, gender, Far Left, postmilitancy, sexual politics, mass media, Gerhard Richter, Elfriede Jelinek

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168649
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charity Scribner, author
The Graduate Center-CUNY