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the drug scene and the effects of mechanical thinking in individuals and cultures are some of the case studies used to illustrate the ways in which paranoia ...
the drug scene and the effects of mechanical thinking in individuals and cultures are some of the case studies used to illustrate the ways in which paranoia and persecution are experienced at the individual, institutional and macrosocial level.
Contributors include Robert Jay
Lifton, David Edgar, Calvin C. Hernton, and Hisako Watanabe.
|List of contributors|
|1||Being in a persecutory world: the construction of a world model and its distortions||16|
|2||From wounded victims to scarred survivors||36|
|3||The black hole of dread: the psychic reality of children of Holocaust survivors||47|
|4||The 'end-of-the-world' vision and the psychotic experience||59|
|5||Only pretend: the dramaturgy of paranoia||75|
|Pt. II||Social and institutional|
|6||Paranoid social developments as a consequence of ideological and bureaucratic regression||87|
|7||Paranoia, groups and enquiry||100|
|8||Paranoia in institutional life: the death-throes of the asylum||111|
|9||Bureaucracies at work||125|
|Pt. III||Cultural and political|
|10||Reefer Madness: social fears and self-fulfilling prophecies||144|
|11||Between history and me: persecution paranoia and the police||166|
|13||Paranoia and persecution in modern Japanese life||189|
|14||Peace and paranoia||203|