Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Logic by Abdelwahab El-Affendi

By Abdelwahab El-Affendi

This publication deals a singular and efficient rationalization of why 'ordinary' humans could be moved to interact in harmful mass violence (or terrorism and the abuse of rights), frequently in huge numbers and in unforeseen methods. Its argument is that narratives of lack of confidence (powerful horror tales humans inform and think approximately their global and others) can simply make severe acts look appropriate, even priceless and heroic. As in motion or horror video clips, the script dictates how the 'hero' acts. The booklet presents theoretical justifications for this research, construction on prior reviews yet going past them in what volume to a leap forward in mapping the context of mass violence. It backs its argument with a number of case reviews masking 4 continents, written by means of well-liked students from the appropriate international locations or with deep wisdom of them. a considerable creation through the UN's distinctive consultant at the Prevention of Genocide demonstrates the coverage relevance of this path-breaking work.

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