The Nature of Hate

The Nature of Hate

by Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521721792

ISBN-13: 9780521721790

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? These are some of the questions addressed in The Nature of Hate. This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world. Then it discusses various definitions and theories of hate. Next it describes a duplex – two-part –

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What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? These are some of the questions addressed in The Nature of Hate. This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world. Then it discusses various definitions and theories of hate. Next it describes a duplex – two-part – theory of hate. According to the first part of the theory, hate has three components: negation of intimacy, passion, and commitment. According to the second part of the theory, this structure of hate originates from stories people create about the target – that, say, a group comprises enemies of God, or monsters, or vermin, or power-crazy tyrants, or any of a number of other stories. The book discusses hate in the context of interpersonal relationships. Then it surveys the role of propaganda in inciting hate. Next it analyzes the role of hate in instigating terrorism, massacres, and genocides. Finally, it discusses possible cures for hate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521721790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The problem: the role of hate in the world; 2. Definitions and theories of hate; 3. The duplex theory of hate I: the triangular theory of the structure of hate; 4. The duplex theory of hate II: a story-based theory of the development of hate; 5. Interpersonal relationships - love-hate; 6. The role of propaganda in instigating hate; 7. Application of the duplex theory of hate to massacres, genocide, and terrorism; 8. Are there any cures for hate?

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