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Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing, James Waller

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Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing
Title
Becoming evil
Title remainder
how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing
Statement of responsibility
James Waller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With this second edition, James Waller brings us up to date on some of the horrific events he used in the first edition to illustrate his theory of extraordinary human evil, pointing out steps taken both forward and back. Nearly a third of the references are new, reflecting the rapid pace of scholarship in Holocaust and genocide studies, and the issue of gender now occupies a prominent place in the discussion of the social construction of cruelty. Waller also offers a reconfigured explanatory model of evil to acknowledge that human behavior is multiply influenced and that any answer to the question "Why did that person act as he or she did?" can be examined at two levels of analysis - the proximate and the ultimate."--BOOK JACKET
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1961-
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Waller, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Genocide
  • Social psychology
Label
Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing, James Waller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-342) and index
Contents
  • nature of extraordinary human evil
  • "Nits make lice"
  • 2.
  • Killers of conviction : groups, ideology, and extraordinary human evil
  • "Dovey's story"
  • 3. The
  • "Mad Nazi" : psychopathology, personality, and extraordinary human evil
  • The
  • massacre at Babi Yar
  • 4. The
  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • dead of demonization
  • The
  • invasion of Dili
  • pt. 2.
  • How do ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing?
  • 5.
  • Beyond demonization : a model of how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing
  • The
  • Tonle Sap massacre
  • 6.
  • Gregory H. Stanton
  • Cultural construction of worldview : Who are the killers?
  • Death of a Guatemalan village
  • 7.
  • Physical construction of the "other" : social death of the victims
  • The
  • church of Ntarama
  • 8.
  • Social construction of cruelty : the power of the situation
  • The
  • "safe area" of Srebrenica
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • pt. 3.
  • What have we learned, and why does it matter?
  • 9.
  • Conclusion : Can we be delivered from extraordinary human evil?
  • Postscript : past as present
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index
  • Christopher R. Browning
  • pt. 1.
  • What are the origins of extraordinary human evil?
  • Introduction : a place called Mauthausen
  • 1. The
Control code
ocm70129232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxvi, 351 p.
Isbn
9780195180930
Lccn
2006048282
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing, James Waller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-342) and index
Contents
  • nature of extraordinary human evil
  • "Nits make lice"
  • 2.
  • Killers of conviction : groups, ideology, and extraordinary human evil
  • "Dovey's story"
  • 3. The
  • "Mad Nazi" : psychopathology, personality, and extraordinary human evil
  • The
  • massacre at Babi Yar
  • 4. The
  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • dead of demonization
  • The
  • invasion of Dili
  • pt. 2.
  • How do ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing?
  • 5.
  • Beyond demonization : a model of how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing
  • The
  • Tonle Sap massacre
  • 6.
  • Gregory H. Stanton
  • Cultural construction of worldview : Who are the killers?
  • Death of a Guatemalan village
  • 7.
  • Physical construction of the "other" : social death of the victims
  • The
  • church of Ntarama
  • 8.
  • Social construction of cruelty : the power of the situation
  • The
  • "safe area" of Srebrenica
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • pt. 3.
  • What have we learned, and why does it matter?
  • 9.
  • Conclusion : Can we be delivered from extraordinary human evil?
  • Postscript : past as present
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index
  • Christopher R. Browning
  • pt. 1.
  • What are the origins of extraordinary human evil?
  • Introduction : a place called Mauthausen
  • 1. The
Control code
ocm70129232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxvi, 351 p.
Isbn
9780195180930
Lccn
2006048282
Other physical details
ill.

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