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The Resource History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers, Philip Towle

History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers, Philip Towle

Label
History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers
Title
History, empathy and conflict
Title remainder
heroes, victims and victimisers
Statement of responsibility
Philip Towle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that popular culture has been transformed in a silent revolution from emphasising history's heroes to its victims. While city squares and stations were named in the nineteenth century after military victories, now the equivalent airports are named after the victims of violence. Where war reports used to focus on the leadership of the generals and the bravery of the troops, now they are mostly about casualties, refugees and destruction. History, Empathy and Conflict examines the diplomatic consequences of such a revolution in sensibility. Many governments have responded by apologising for their country's historic actions. History teaching in schools has sometimes been revised to reflect the new emphasis and to build confidence between nations and respect for domestic minorities. Not least of the reasons for these changes is the difficulty or impossibility of making restitution for past wrongs. But history can also be used by the media and governments to justify intervention to protect victims of civil wars only to come to be seen as victimisers themselves. The past is always difficult to interpret but is the basis of all our decisions and all institutions try to twist it to their own convenience. Sympathy with history's victims is a great moral advance but it can be used by dissatisfied nations to justify their revisionist policies and with the election of President Trump in 2016, all the Great Powers claim to be history's victims
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Towle, Philip
Dewey number
901
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.9
LC item number
.T69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Victims
  • War victims
  • Heroes
  • Nuclear warfare and history.
  • Mass media and history.
  • History
  • Philosophy of History
  • Political History
  • Memory Studies
  • Diplomacy
  • Modern History
Label
History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers, Philip Towle
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Introduction -- Part 1 Heroes to Victims -- 2: The Victimised -- 3: From Heroes to Victims -- 4: A Gratitude Free Zone -- Part 2 Responses -- 5: "Memory Wars" and National Apologies -- 6: Historical Education -- 7: Restitution -- Part 3 Force and Memory -- 8: From Heroes to Victimisers -- 9: Memory as Guidance -- 10: Hiding Victimisation -- 11: 2016: The Victory of Victimhood
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319779591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1036986116
  • (OCoLC)1036986116
Label
History, empathy and conflict : heroes, victims and victimisers, Philip Towle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Introduction -- Part 1 Heroes to Victims -- 2: The Victimised -- 3: From Heroes to Victims -- 4: A Gratitude Free Zone -- Part 2 Responses -- 5: "Memory Wars" and National Apologies -- 6: Historical Education -- 7: Restitution -- Part 3 Force and Memory -- 8: From Heroes to Victimisers -- 9: Memory as Guidance -- 10: Hiding Victimisation -- 11: 2016: The Victory of Victimhood
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319779591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1036986116
  • (OCoLC)1036986116

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