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The Resource Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen

Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen

Label
Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing
Title
Evil and human agency
Title remainder
understanding collective evildoing
Statement of responsibility
Arne Johan Vetlesen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evil is a poorly understood phenomenon. In this provocative and original approach to evil, Professor Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to inflict pain intentionally on another human being, against his or her will, and causing serious and foreseeable harm. Vetlesen investigates why and in what sort of circumstances such a desire arises, and how it is channeled, or exploited, into collective evildoing. He argues that such evildoing, pitting whole groups against each other, springs from a combination of character, situation and social structure. By combining a philosophical approach inspired by Hannah Arendt, a psychological approach inspired by C. Fred Alford and a sociological approach inspired by Zygmunt Bauman, and bringing these to bear on the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, Vetlesen shows how closely perpetrators, victims and bystanders interact, and how aspects of human agency are recognized, denied and projected by different agents."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vetlesen, Arne Johan
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1401
LC item number
.V48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge cultural social studies
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  • Good and evil
  • Collective behavior
Label
Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) 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
The ordinariness of modern evildoers : a critique of Zygmut Bauman's Modernity and the Holocaust -- Hannah Arendt on conscience and the "banality" of evil -- The psycho-logic of wanting to hurt others : an assessment of C. Fred Alford's work on evil -- The logic and practice of collective evil : "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia -- Responses to collective evil -- A political postscript : globalization and the discontents of the self
Control code
61702439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780521856942
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006275077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780521856942 (hbk.)
  • 9780521673570 (pbk.)
Label
Evil and human agency : understanding collective evildoing, Arne Johan Vetlesen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) 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
The ordinariness of modern evildoers : a critique of Zygmut Bauman's Modernity and the Holocaust -- Hannah Arendt on conscience and the "banality" of evil -- The psycho-logic of wanting to hurt others : an assessment of C. Fred Alford's work on evil -- The logic and practice of collective evil : "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia -- Responses to collective evil -- A political postscript : globalization and the discontents of the self
Control code
61702439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780521856942
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006275077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780521856942 (hbk.)
  • 9780521673570 (pbk.)

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