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The hero in the mirror : from fear to fortitude

Author: Sue Grand
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2010.
Series: Relational perspectives book series, v. 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a phenomenology of terror - through a look at war, genocide, terrorism, torture, and familial abuse - and queries the conditions through which an individual or group retains its humanity  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Grand
ISBN: 9780881634372 0881634379 9780881634822 0881634824 9780203888322 0203888324
OCLC Number: 366533869
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The hero in the mirror --
Combat speaks I : heroic performance and civilian desire --
Combat speaks II : grief and tragic memory --
Fantastic dangers : reality meets the edge of the world --
Strange bodies in strange encounters : transfiguration and inquiry --
False courage, analytic lies --
Intrepid subjects : rescuing lost generations --
Restoring reverence to sacrificial bodies : terrorism, counterterrorism, torture --
Dignifying the abject : genocide and state terror.
Series Title: Relational perspectives book series, v. 41.
Responsibility: Sue Grand.
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"This brilliant and passionate book debunks all the myths we have about the Hero - beyond fear, beyond evil, beyond us, soon to be arriving to our rescue. It is a call for the new hero - ordinary, Read more...

 
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