Manufacturing Social Distress: Psychopathy in Everyday Life / Edition 1

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Overview

This bold work proposes a completely new discipline, 'the psychology of malefaction', the frank study of evil human behavior that does not explain an act of murder, for example, as simply a symptom of the murderer's psychosis. Rieber re-examines such phenomena as family violence, serial killers, modern war, and media violence in the light of regarding them as wicked, not merely insane. The author re-thinks the nagging problem of evil as it manifests itself in our society, questioning to what degree persons ought to be responsible for - and held accountable for - their actions.

Social breakdown & the social distress syndrome, war & social distress, media & social distress, etc.

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Rieber (psychology, City U. of New York) argues that his colleagues have been so diligent in explaining psychopathic behavior that they have ended up excusing it. He calls for such phenomena as family violence, violence in films and television, modern war, and serial killers to be considered not merely insane but evil, and for perpetrators to be held accountable for their actions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306453465
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Path in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,450,693
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Lay of the Land and the Currents of the River. Social Breakdown and the Social Distress Syndrome. The Prince of Darkness and the Heart of Darkness. War and Social Distress: Images of the Enemy. The Banks, Media, and Social Distress. Things Money Can Buy. Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Social Distress. Being 'Good' in 'Bad' Places: Toward a Principled American Lifestyle. Index.
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