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The Resource Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen, (electronic resource)

Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen, (electronic resource)

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Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing
Title
Evil and human agency
Title remainder
understanding collective evildoing
Statement of responsibility
Arne Johan Vetlesen
Title variation
Evil & Human Agency
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Evil is a poorly understood phenomenon. In this provocative 2005 book, Professor Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to intentionally inflict pain on another human being, against his or her will, and causing serious and foreseeable harm. Vetlesen investigates why and in what sort of circumstances such a desire arises, and how it is channeled, or exploited, into collective evildoing. He argues that such evildoing, pitting whole groups against each other, springs from a combination of character, situation, and social structure. By combining a philosophical approach inspired by Hannah Arendt, a psychological approach inspired by C. Fred Alford and a sociological approach inspired by Zygmunt Bauman, and bringing these to bear on the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, Vetlesen shows how closely perpetrators, victims, and bystanders interact, and how aspects of human agency are recognized, denied, and projected by different agents.--
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1960-
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Vetlesen, Arne Johan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Good and evil
  • Collective behavior
Label
Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511610776
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The ordinariness of modern evildoers : a critique of Zygmut Bauman's Modernity and the Holocaust -- Hannah Arendt on conscience and the "banality" of evil -- The psycho-logic of wanting to hurt others : an assessment of C. Fred Alford's work on evil -- The logic and practice of collective evil : "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia -- Responses to collective evil -- A political postscript : globalization and the discontents of the self
Control code
CR9780511610776
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521856942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67765460
Label
Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511610776
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ordinariness of modern evildoers : a critique of Zygmut Bauman's Modernity and the Holocaust -- Hannah Arendt on conscience and the "banality" of evil -- The psycho-logic of wanting to hurt others : an assessment of C. Fred Alford's work on evil -- The logic and practice of collective evil : "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia -- Responses to collective evil -- A political postscript : globalization and the discontents of the self
Control code
CR9780511610776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521856942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67765460

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