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The Resource The enigma of the suicide bomber : a psychoanalytic essay, Franco de Masi ; translated by Philip Slotkin

The enigma of the suicide bomber : a psychoanalytic essay, Franco de Masi ; translated by Philip Slotkin

Label
The enigma of the suicide bomber : a psychoanalytic essay
Title
The enigma of the suicide bomber
Title remainder
a psychoanalytic essay
Statement of responsibility
Franco de Masi ; translated by Philip Slotkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does someone resolve to take his own life in order to murder other people? What is the state of mind which allows him to commit such a monstrous act? This book explores the mental state that compels certain individuals to perform murderous, suicidal acts and emphasizes that, whereas a suicidal terrorist attack can be described as a crime against humanity, its protagonists cannot necessarily be classified as criminal or insane. There is no such a thing as a "typical" suicide terrorist - each attacker differs in age, sex, family status, culture, and even religion. Indeed, the common elements in suicide terrorism should perhaps be sought not so much in the individuals concerned as in the dynamics rooted in their group, family history or country. It may be extreme situations experienced by the group situations that are either objectively extreme or perceived as such that give rise to paradoxical behaviour at individual level. Psychoanalysis is well placed to consider this terrain. Freud, after all, soon disabused his reader of the belief that the less palatable aspects of psychic life were the exclusive preserve of some aberrant sub-category of people." --Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Masi, Franco
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.D36613 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide bombers
  • Psychic trauma
  • Suicide
Label
The enigma of the suicide bomber : a psychoanalytic essay, Franco de Masi ; translated by Philip Slotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A strategic aim -- Psychoanalytic contributions -- Origins and profile -- Martyrdom and the sadomasochistic link -- Murder-suicide -- The network and filicide -- The female suicide bomber -- Trauma -- Dehumanization -- Dissassociating emotions -- Unique identity and omnipotence -- A cannibal God -- Terrorism : reversible or irreversible?
Control code
701605098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xli, 127 pages
Isbn
9781855758223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)701605098
Label
The enigma of the suicide bomber : a psychoanalytic essay, Franco de Masi ; translated by Philip Slotkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A strategic aim -- Psychoanalytic contributions -- Origins and profile -- Martyrdom and the sadomasochistic link -- Murder-suicide -- The network and filicide -- The female suicide bomber -- Trauma -- Dehumanization -- Dissassociating emotions -- Unique identity and omnipotence -- A cannibal God -- Terrorism : reversible or irreversible?
Control code
701605098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xli, 127 pages
Isbn
9781855758223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)701605098

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