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About borderlands VOLUME 13 NUMBER 1 2014


Unspeakable Truths: The Performance of Terror in Everyday Life

Rustom Bharucha, Terror and Performance, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2014.

Joseph Pugliese
Macquarie University

Rustom Bharucha’s Terror and Performance stages a rigorous and challenging analysis of the relation between terror and performance. The book unpacks the entangled relations between performance, embodiment, violence and history. In the course of his book, Bharucha raises provocative questions that unsettle doxic understandings of both terror and terrorism. His book, I argue, works to materialise unspeakable truths that shed light on the complex aporias that inscribe the relation between terror and performance.


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