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The genocide contagion : how we commit and confront holocaust and genocide

Author: Israel W Charny
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Series: Studies in genocide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Genocide Contagion, Israel W. Charny asks uncomfortable questions about what allows people to participate in genocide-either directly, through killing or other violent acts, or indirectly, by sitting passively while witnessing genocidal acts. Charny draws on both historical and current examples such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, and presses readers around the world to consider how they might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Charny, Israel W.
Genocide contagion.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016020519
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Israel W Charny
ISBN: 9781442254350 1442254351
OCLC Number: 948427198
Notes: Originally published in 2011 in Hebrew as: G'enosaid : U-viʻarta ha-raʻ mi-ḳirbekha : Shoʼah ṿe-retsaḥ ʻam ke-maʻaśe yadenu, bene-adam.
Awards: Winner of Spirituality & Practice Awards - The Best Spiritual Books of 2016.
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who are we as human beings? How do ordinary people commit violence? --
The foundations of evil in human nature --
Exaggerated self-defense, exaggerated power, and dehumanization --
"Just like everyone else": conformity and the lure of the golden calf --
SS footsteps: putting on the uniforms of camp guards and sacrificing others --
"I did nothing wrong": denial and improper management of emotions --
Summing up: who are we and what will become of us? : toward our individual and collective futures --
Independent study: Learning exercises about how we cause harm and protect life --
Appendix: Studies on Israeli willingness to commit evil.
Series Title: Studies in genocide.
Other Titles: G'enosaid.
Responsibility: Israel W. Charny.

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In The Genocide Contagion, esteemed scholar of genocide Israel W. Charny asks uncomfortable questions about what allows people to participate in genocide-either directly or indirectly. Charny draws  Read more...

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Genocide is not a 'thing of the past.' It's happening in war zones around the world and is hinted at in political speeches by right-wing ideologues. That's why this eye-opening book is so important. Read more...

 
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