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Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Kristen Renwick Monroe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

What causes genocide? Why do some stand by, doing nothing, while others risk their lives to help the persecuted? This book analyzes riveting interviews with bystanders, Nazi supporters, and rescuers ... More


Contexts

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the contexts that lead to abuse—that is, the various settings that allow or even encourage human rights abuses. In particular, it discusses six factors that are most strongly ... More


Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities

RIPPD

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0049
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities (RIPPD) is a grassroots, direct-action organization united to demand justice and social change for prisoners with disabilities. It believes ... More


Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Lasana T. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Why do people engage in pro and anti-social behaviour? Invisible Mind takes an interdisciplinary approach to address this question, among others, by focussing on the spontaneous psychological ability ... More


Beyond Right and Wrong: An Exploration of Justice and Forgiveness

Albert Mason

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mason develops a comprehensive psychoanalytical notion of forgiveness that sees it not only as fundamental to the relationship of the analyst to the patient but of the relationships all of us ... More


Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History

Steven W. Bender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479899623
eISBN:
9781479876730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899623.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Mea Culpa challenges its readers. In a different era, might we have been slave owners or proprietors of a racially segregated establishment? It’s easy to judge immorality in the hindsight of history, ... More


Husbands and Fathers

Martin Francis

in The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199277483
eISBN:
9780191699948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277483.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on flyers as husbands and fathers. Despite belonging to a highly specialized service culture, the married flyer saw family life as a vital antidote to the dehumanising ... More


From Political Detectives to Gestapo, 1933–1934

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Routinization works best when one has distance, as at a bureaucrat's desk. When one has direct contact with the victims, the key process involves dehumanization. Abstraction, dehumanization, and ... More


The Predicament of Modern Man

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he describes how the modern intellectual man enslaves himself with an idea of being “as great as the Creator.” Published in the men's fashion ... More


The Slave as Chattel and Human Being

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The denationalisation or ‘deracination’ of slaves, the fact that they were seen as non-persons without a proper identity, was based on the identification of slaves with animals and other types of ... More


‘All for the front! All for victory!’: A mandate to action

Olga Kucherenko

in Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter analyses the state's conflict-based propaganda techniques and their impact on the young audience. Examination of wartime culture shows that the state not only exploited the fascination ... More


Tension

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The first chapter states that flexible social cognition—having the ability to engage and not engage in mental state inferences with others—perhaps explains why people are capable of pro and ... More


Explanation

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The fourth chapter argues that explanation may be the function of social cognition, aiding survival and driving human evolution. It explores the psychological literature on anthropomorphism—instances ... More


Social Contract

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The ninth chapter argues that the law punishes bad minds, not bad people; as a result, social cognition is paramount in legal decision-making. It then reviews the psychological literature on ... More


Averted Gaze: Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992–1995

Tone Bringa

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter determines what happens when the international community fails to act in the face of an increasing cycle of dehumanization. It examines how Bosnian genocide emerged after the breakup of ... More


All Dark Inside: Dehumanization and Zombification in Postmodern Cinema

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter offers a provocative study of dehumanization—or zombification—in several post-modern films that explore the depersonalizing force of the military-industrial complex on the psyche of ... More


The Humanity and Humanism of Primo Levi

Joseph Farrell

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In a wide-ranging, polemical lecture in Turin in 1979, Primo Levi discussed the roots and variations of racial prejudice in history, finding early traces of the phenomenon even in the seemingly ... More


Death Squads

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the death squads of the Shanghai Station of Juntong. It explains that kidnapping was a specialty of the secret agents commanded by Dai Li, and it was conducted on a vast scale ... More


Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

T.J. Kasperbauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book provides an account of the moral psychology behind our attitudes to animals. Its main thesis is that behind both our positive and negative attitudes to animals is an underlying concern that ... More


Criminalisation, 1976–1981

Kieran McEvoy

in Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: Resistance, Management, and Release

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299073
eISBN:
9780191685590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299073.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers a model of prison management referred to as criminalisation, which operated in Northern Ireland between 1976 and 1981. It is argued that this strategy was linked to a broader ... More


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