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Denial, Dogma, and the Heroic Myth

karin lofthus carrington and susan griffin

in Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251021
eISBN:
9780520949454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251021.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with denial, dogma, and the heroic myth; three subjects that are interconnected, both historically and psychologically. Jointly these habits and assumptions shape and limit ... More


Slavery and the Human Right to Evil

Kevin Bales

in Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245068
eISBN:
9780520932074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245068.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The very act of slavery may be perceived as evil or not evil by both slaveholders and slaves. This chapter explores how our definitions of human rights are bound up with our ideas about evil. It ... More


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