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RELIGION AND TERRORISM: The Need for a Multidimensional Model

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Religion and Terrorism: The Need for a Multidimensional Model.” Chapter 1 stresses that religiously motivated terrorism is very complex, and no single perspective or discipline can completely ... More


Terror

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how the Muslim question has been linked to the question of terror. There are two fears in the fear of terrorism: fear of the many and fear of the one. The fear of the many sees ... More


Depictions of Suicide Bombers in the Mental Health Scholarship

Neil Krishan Aggarwal

in Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166645
eISBN:
9780231538442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166645.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides various psychoanalyses regarding the motive of suicide bombers in committing terrorism. Certain mental health authors link suicide bombing to psychopathology. Donatella ... More


The making and gendering of a martyr: images of female suicide bombers in the Middle East

Verena Straub

in Image Operations: Visual media and political conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107213
eISBN:
9781526120984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107213.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

‘I am the living martyr.’ As part of most video testimonies of suicide bombers, this locution confronts audiences with an unsettling situation: a ‘living dead’ is talking to us on TV after his/her ... More


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

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The authors of this book lived for six months with a Palestinian refugee family in Gaza at the beginning of the intifada, and this book offers a gritty, poetic portrait of the time. The book provides ... More


“She Was Just a Chechen”: The Female Suicide Bomber as a Site of Collective Suffering in Wartime Chechen Republic

Francine Banner

in Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores gender dynamics regarding suicide bombers in the Chechen Republic. Drawing on sociological and legal research, the chapter situates female suicide bombers in the broader context ... More


Lebanon

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which examines suicide terrorism campaigns in Lebanon and their relation to Israel's military occupation of the country, analyzes the origins of the conflict, the trajectory of suicide ... More


Spirit Wind

David Wills

in Killing Times: The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283521
eISBN:
9780823286119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283521.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The death penalty’s appropriation of the concept of a painless instant is compared with the absolute possession of a simultaneity of crime and (self)-punishment by the suicide bomber, who robs the ... More


Police Use of Lethal Force and Suicide Bombers

Seumas Miller

in Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter the morality of the use of lethal force by police against a suicide bomber in a well-ordered jurisdiction in a liberal democratic state is analyzed. Such operations involve a team of ... More


The Life and Loves of a Suicide Bomber

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tells the story of Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the suicide bombers responsible for the attacks at four sites in London in July 2005. The product of a homegrown movement, Khan ... More


Suicide

Torbjörn Tännsjö

in Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190225575
eISBN:
9780190225605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225575.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The focus of this chapter is the sensitive subject of suicide. This chapter brings to light the importance of cultural variations in forming opinions on suicide, reminding us to not rely on gut ... More


Punishing Dangerous Outsiders

Jan-Willem van Prooijen

in The Moral Punishment Instinct

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190609979
eISBN:
9780190610005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609979.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The second, between-group function of punishment asserts that people are motivated to protect their group from dangerous outsiders. Consistently, people assign severe punishment to offenders ... More


The Lords of Londonistan

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the evolution of Londonistan from a traditional haven for dissenters into a launching pad for terrorism. It looks at four extremist preachers, the so-called “lords of ... More


Potential Solutions to the Kashmir Conflict

Stanley Wolpert

in India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266773
eISBN:
9780520925755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266773.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

A permanent peaceful resolution to Kashmir's conflict will require solemn diplomatic agreements between India and Pakistan that have the full support of Kashmir's most popular leaders. The most ... More


Banzai!: Letters from Iwo Jima and Choosing the Enemy in Risk Society

Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines whether individuals, soldiers, or directors can change history or the course of war in relation to late-modern society by focusing on Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Letters from Iwo ... More


Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Robert Leiken

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Bombings in London, riots in Paris, terrorists in Germany, fury over mosques, veils and cartoons—such headlines underscore the tensions between Muslims and their European hosts. Did too much ... More


Hell’s Angels: A Runaway Model of Pathological Altruism

Marc D. Hauser

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0268
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter builds from the many excellent chapters in this volume to suggest that pathological altruism has its origins in two evolutionarily ancient and adaptive mechanisms: in-group favoritism ... More


Killing Times: The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty

David Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283521
eISBN:
9780823286119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Killing Times starts from the deceptively simple observation— made by Jacques Derrida—that the death penalty mechanically interrupts mortal time, preempting our normal experience of not knowing when ... More


Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Seumas Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Terrorism, the use of military force in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and the fatal police shootings of unarmed persons have all contributed to renewed interest in the ethics of police and military ... More


Germany’s Hot Summer

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the terrorist threats to Germany posed by native Germans trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the reaction in Germany to those threats. It considers the role of German ... More


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