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Violence or Dialogue?
Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism

ISBN 9780367322786
Published July 31, 2019 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a richer understanding of terrorism by examining a third dimension of individual and group psychology and demonstrates how insights garnered from the human

Table of Contents

The International Psychoanalysis Library -- Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Background: History and Concepts -- When violence masquerades as virtue: a brief history of terrorism -- Terror in everyday life: revisting Mr Kurtz -- Terrorism and victimization: individual and large-group dynamics -- Killer apes on American Airlines, or: how religion was the main hijacker on September 11 -- Globalization and identity -- Hate, humiliation, and masculinity -- What Leads to Terrorism? -- Collective phantasms, destructiveness, and terrorism -- Dehumanization: origins, manifestations, and remedies -- Reflections on the terrorist mind -- The minds and perceptions of "the others" -- Consequences of Terror -- Silence in the aftermath -- Childhood terror -- Trauma and its after-effects -- Traumatized societies -- Conclusion

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