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States of denial : knowing about atrocities and suffering

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2015, ©2001. ©2001.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Cohen
ISBN: 9780745616575 0745616577 9780745623924 0745623921
OCLC Number: 949367207
Description: xvi, 344 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1. The elementary forms of denial --
2. Knowing and not-knowing: the psychology of denial --
3. Denial at work: mechanisms and rhetorical devices --
4. Accounting for atrocities: perpetrators and officials --
5. Blocking out the past: personal memories, public histories --
6. Bystander states --
7. Images of suffering --
8. Appeals: outrage into action --
9. Digging up graves, opening up wounds: acknowledging the past --
10. Acknowledgement now --
11. Towards cultures of denial?
Responsibility: Stanley Cohen.

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