Genocide, War, And Human Survival / Edition 1

Genocide, War, And Human Survival / Edition 1

by Charles B. Strozier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847682277

ISBN-13: 9780847682270

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

From the tragic workings of the Holocaust and Hiroshima to contemporary examples of genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda, this provocative collection of original essays examines the enduring impact of cataclysmic events on the modern human psyche. Inspired by the career of Robert Jay Lifton, the distinguished contributors use a wide range of disciplinary and

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From the tragic workings of the Holocaust and Hiroshima to contemporary examples of genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda, this provocative collection of original essays examines the enduring impact of cataclysmic events on the modern human psyche. Inspired by the career of Robert Jay Lifton, the distinguished contributors use a wide range of disciplinary and methodological approaches to probe society, culture, and politics in the nuclear age and they explore the therapeutic value of artistic expression to witnesses and survivors of mass violence. The essays convey a message of hope by displaying the remarkable diversity of human responses to extreme adversity and by concluding that intellectuals and professionals have an abiding obligation to act responsibly in a world of violence and to provide healing images of transformation. Contributors: Paul Boyer, John M. Broughton, Harvey Cox, Wendy Doniger, Bonnie Dugger, Kai Erikson, Richard Falk, Michael Flynn, Eva Fogelman, John Fousek, Elinor Fuchs, Lane Gerber, Charles Green, Hillel Levine, John E. Mack, Karen Malpede, Eric Markusen, Saul Mendlovitz, Greg Mitchell, George L. Mosse, Ashis Nandy, Martin J. Sherwin, Victor W. Sidel, Bennett Simon, Charles B. Strozier, Steven M. Weine, Roger Williamson, Howard Zinn

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682270
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Hiroshima and the Politics of History3
2Hiroshima: The First Response21
3Hiroshima and the Silence of Poetry31
4Life after Death in Life41
5On Pseudospeciation and Social Speciation51
6To Prevent or to Stop Mass Murder59
7Genocide and Warfare75
8Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Rescuers in the Face of Genocide and Its Aftermath87
9In Pursuit of Sugihara: The Banality of Good99
10Genocide, Victimization, and America's Inner Cities111
11Meeting the Challenge of Genocide in Bosnia: Reconciling Moral Imperatives with Political Constraints125
12The Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide137
13Saving Bosnia (and Ourselves)153
14Manliness and the Great War165
15U.S. over Iraq: High Technology and Low Culture in the Gulf Conflict177
16Physicians and Nuclear War193
17Development and Violence207
18Tolstoi's Revenge: The Violence of Indian Non-Violence219
19Thoughts on a Theater of Witness and Excerpts from Two Plays of Witness: Better People, The Beekeeper's Daughter231
20Artists Witnessing "Ethnic Cleansing"243
21Religion and Violence257
22Back from the Abyss: Symbolic Immortality, Faith, and Human Survival269
23Can There be a Psychoanalysis Without a Political Analysis?283
24We Must Hear Each Other's Cry: Lessons from Pol Pot Survivors297
25History, Objectivity, Commitment307
26Exposing the Killing System: Robert Jay Lifton as Witness319
Index327
About the Contributors339
About the Editors343

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