Coverart for item
The Resource Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality, Coline Covington, (electronic book)

Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality, Coline Covington, (electronic book)

Label
Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality
Title
Everyday evils
Title remainder
a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality
Statement of responsibility
Coline Covington
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Everyday Evils takes a psychoanalytic look at the evils committed by "ordinary" people in different contexts - from the Nazi concentration camps to Stockholm Syndrome to the atrocities publicized by Islamic State - and presents new perspectives on how such evil deeds come about as well as the extreme ways in which we deny the existence of evil. Concepts of group behaviour, morality, trauma and forgiveness are reconsidered within a multi-disciplinary framework. The psychodynamics of dissociation, and the capacity to witness evil acts while participating in them, raise questions about the origin of morality, and about the role of the observing ego in maintaining psychic equilibrium. Coline Covington examines how we demonize the "other" and how violent actions become normalized within communities, such as during the Rwandan genocide and Polish pogroms. The recent attraction of the millenarian theocracy of the Islamic State also highlights our fascination with violence and death. Covington emphasizes that evil comes about through a variety of causes and is highly contextual. It is our capacity to acknowledge the evils we live with, witness and commit that is vital to how we manage and respond to violence within ourselves and others and in mitigating our innate destructiveness. In conclusion, the book addresses how individuals and societies come to terms with evil, along with the problematic concept of forgiveness and the restoration of good. Everyday Evils blends psychoanalytic concepts together with the disciplines of sociology, history, anthropology, philosophy, theology and studies of violence in order to develop a richer, deeper and more comprehensive understanding of evil. Intending to make the unthinkable thinkable, this book will appeal to scholars from across those disciplines, as well as psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and anyone who has ever asked the question: "How could anyone do something like that?"
Member of
Cataloging source
  • StDuBDS
  • StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Covington, Coline
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.E94
LC item number
C68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Ethics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality, Coline Covington, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction</p> <p> <p>Chapter 1: Evil and Destructiveness: A Psychoanalytic View</p> <p> <p>Chapter 2: Hannah Arendt: Evil and the Eradication of Thought</p> <p> <p>Chapter 3: Invisible Handcuffs: The Psychodynamics of Capture-Bonding</p> <p> <p>Chapter 4: The Origin of Morality</p> <p> <p>Chapter 5: Witnessing Evil</p> <p> <p>Chapter 6: Demonization and Mass Killing: The Other as Evil</p> <p>Chapter 7: The Problem of Forgiveness and Reparation in the Aftermath of Evil</p> <p> <p>Chapter 8: The Islamic State and the Glory of Death</p> <p> <p>Chapter 9: Do We Need a Theory of Evil?</p> <p>Conclusion </p>
Control code
AH30714625
Extent
186 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138819207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality, Coline Covington, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction</p> <p> <p>Chapter 1: Evil and Destructiveness: A Psychoanalytic View</p> <p> <p>Chapter 2: Hannah Arendt: Evil and the Eradication of Thought</p> <p> <p>Chapter 3: Invisible Handcuffs: The Psychodynamics of Capture-Bonding</p> <p> <p>Chapter 4: The Origin of Morality</p> <p> <p>Chapter 5: Witnessing Evil</p> <p> <p>Chapter 6: Demonization and Mass Killing: The Other as Evil</p> <p>Chapter 7: The Problem of Forgiveness and Reparation in the Aftermath of Evil</p> <p> <p>Chapter 8: The Islamic State and the Glory of Death</p> <p> <p>Chapter 9: Do We Need a Theory of Evil?</p> <p>Conclusion </p>
Control code
AH30714625
Extent
186 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138819207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...