"A terrorism of the rich": Symbolic violence in Bret Easton Ellis's Glamorama and J G Ballard's Super-Cannes
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis article discusses two contemporary novels that question the received idea of terrorism as the desperate violence of disenfranchised groups. Glamorama and Super-Cannes symbolize the violence perpetrated by Western states and institutions by presenting us with terrorists who are corporate executives and supermodels, and who inflict their violence on ethnic minorities, or allow them to be wrongly blamed for it.
CitationCritique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 2007, 48(3), pp. 278-293
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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SponsorsThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.