Final Solutions: Human Nature, Capitalism and Genocide (BOK)

Sabby Sagall

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Final Solutions offers a ground-breaking and genuinely unique analysis of modern genocide. Sabby Sagall draws on the insights of the Frankfurt school and Wilhelm Reich to create an innovative combination of Marxism and psychoanalysis. He argues that genocide is a product of an 'irrational' destructiveness by social classes or communities that have suffered major historical defeats or similar forms of extreme stress. Sagall shows how the denial of human needs and the ensuing feelings of isolation and powerlessness propel groups to project their impotent rage, hatred and destructiveness engendered by these defeats on to the 'outsider' and the 'other'. The book applies this theoretical framework to four modern genocides - that of the Native Americans, the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandan Tutsis. This is a truly pioneering contribution which adds to our understanding of some of the darkest hours of humanity - and how we can stop them from happening again.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sabby Sagall
ISBN 9780745326542
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15cm x 23cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Marxism & Communism, The Holocaust

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