Unspeakable truths

the performance of terror in everyday life

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalBorderlands ejournal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Sociology
  • Everyday life
  • Performance
  • Terror

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