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  • Swaan, Abram de, 1942- author.
     
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  • State-sponsored terrorism.
     
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  • State-sponsored terrorism -- Psychological aspects.
     
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  • Mass murder -- Psychological aspects.
     
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  • Mass murderers -- Psychology.
     
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    The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder / Abram de Swaan.
    by Swaan, Abram de, 1942- author.
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    New Haven : Yale University Press, c2015.
    Subjects
  • State-sponsored terrorism.
  •  
  • State-sponsored terrorism -- Psychological aspects.
  •  
  • Mass murder.
  •  
  • Mass murder -- Psychological aspects.
  •  
  • Mass murderers -- Psychology.
  • ISBN: 
    9780300208726 (alk. paper) :
    0300208723 (alk. paper)
    Description: 
    xi, 332 pages ; 25 cm
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- Ordinary perpetrators and modernity : the situationist consensus -- Widening circles of identification and disidentification -- The transformations of violence in human history -- Rwanda : self-destructive destruction -- Genocidal regimes and the compartmentalization of society -- The four modes of mass annihilation : case histories -- Genocidal perpetrators and the compartmentalization of personality -- Conclusion.
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    The twentieth century was among the bloodiest in the history of humanity. Untold millions were slaughtered. How people are enrolled in the service of evil is a question that continues to bedevil. In this trenchant book, Abram de Swaan offers a taxonomy of mass violence that focuses on the rank-and-file perpetrators, examining how murderous regimes recruit them and create what De Swaan calls the "killing compartments" that make possible the worst abominations without apparent moral misgiving, without a sense of personal responsibility, and, above all, without pity.--Provided by publisher
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    Aina Haina Public LibraryAdult Nonfiction327.117 SwChecked InAdd Copy to MyList
    Hawaii State LibrarySocial Science & Philosophy327.117 SwChecked InAdd Copy to MyList


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