Abstract

Generation has multiple meanings. On the one hand, the term refers to all the people born at a particular time, as in “the Vietnam generation.” But, it also refers to producing or procreating, or in biblical language, to the act of begetting. This essay considers both meanings of the word, sketching out the generational provenance of terrorists, the manner in which the psychodynamic relationship between parents and children produces terrorists, as well as the similar generational dynamics of youth in relation to their historical and political contexts.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1945-4724
Print ISSN
1945-4716
Pages
pp. 111-122
Launched on MUSE
2011-11-17
Open Access
No
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