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The Resource The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan

The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan

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The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder
Title
The killing compartments
Title remainder
the mentality of mass murder
Statement of responsibility
Abram de Swaan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. De Swaan wonders where extreme violence comes from and where it goes<U+0127> �seemingly without a trace<U+0127> �when the wild and barbaric gore is over. And what about the perpetrators themselves? Are they merely and only the product of external circumstance? Or is there something in their makeup that disposes them to become mass murderers? Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and psychology, De Swaan sheds new light on an urgent and intractable pathology that continues to poison peoples all over the world.--
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Swaan, A. de
Dewey number
327.117
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murderers
Label
The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17603298
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300208726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)893162966
Label
The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17603298
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300208726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)893162966

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