The Engaged Outsider: Politkovskaya and the Politics of Representing War

Spaces of Identity, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 7-30, 2007

24 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2010 Last revised: 15 Mar 2013

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Rebecca Gould

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Date Written: March 30, 2010

Abstract

This essay reviews the literary legacy of Anna Politkovskaya (d. 2006). I suggest that Politkovskaia's response to the Russo-Chechen war enabled her to craft a style of writing that uniquely engages with and critiques the violence intrinsic to war. Politkovskaia's work is further located within feminist anti-war perspectives.

Keywords: Anna Politkovskaya, Chechnya, war, feminism

Suggested Citation

Gould, Rebecca Ruth, The Engaged Outsider: Politkovskaya and the Politics of Representing War (March 30, 2010). Spaces of Identity, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 7-30, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1581222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1581222

Rebecca Ruth Gould (Contact Author)

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham ( email )

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