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Motivations and Beliefs in Suicide Missions

Jon Elster

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why people kill themselves for other reasons than that they do not want to live, focusing on the special case of why they engage in suicide bombings or (as on 11 September 2001) ... More


 The Summing Up

Frederick Quinn

in The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325638
eISBN:
9780199869336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325638.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents a summary of the discussions in the preceding chapters. The image of Islam in the West from the Middle Ages to the present contains four enduring elements: religiously, Muhammad ... More


Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Nahid A Kabir

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity through social constructs — ... More


Missing: Persons and Politics

Jenny Edkins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Stories of missing persons offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. The search for people who go missing as a result of war, political ... More


Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, and more especially, the bombings on the London underground on 7th July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on 30th June 2007, an ... More


. Welcome to Planet X

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

When the authors first moved Gaza in 1988, Sheikh Ahmad Yasin of the Islamic Resistance Movement, as Hamas, was virtually unknown. By the time they left the area five years later, a series of suicide ... More


Collecting the Primary Texts: Sources on the Ethics of Suicide

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Imagine a collection of texts on the ethics of suicide — all the primary texts that are of philosophical interest, from all of Western and non-Western culture, from all the major religious ... More


Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia

Robert W. Hefner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832803
eISBN:
9780824868970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832803.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When students from a Muslim boarding school were convicted for the 2002 terrorist bombings in Bali, Islamic schools in Southeast Asia became the focus of intense international scrutiny. Some analysts ... More


Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

Mu Yang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169967
eISBN:
9780231538527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169967.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet who is the author of this book. A place of immense natural ... More


Wartime suicides, 1939–1944

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in a bloody campaign. The suicide rate closely mirrored Germany's fortunes in the war. When Germany's military fortunes ... More


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