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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

Label
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
Title variation
Mentality of mass murder
Creator
Author
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.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swaan, Abram de
Dewey number
327.117
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murderers
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murderers
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism
Label
The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Ordinary perpetrators and modernity : the situationist consensus -- Widening circles of identification and disidentification -- The transformations of violence in human history -- Rwanda : self-destructive destruction -- Genocidal regimes and the compartmentalization of society -- The four modes of mass annihilation : case histories -- Genocidal perpetrators and the compartmentalization of personality -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn877370144
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300208726
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014949830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The killing compartments : the mentality of mass murder, Abram de Swaan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Ordinary perpetrators and modernity : the situationist consensus -- Widening circles of identification and disidentification -- The transformations of violence in human history -- Rwanda : self-destructive destruction -- Genocidal regimes and the compartmentalization of society -- The four modes of mass annihilation : case histories -- Genocidal perpetrators and the compartmentalization of personality -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn877370144
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780300208726
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014949830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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