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What evil means to us

Author: C Fred Alford
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In interviewing working people, prisoners, and college students, the author discovered "a profound, inchoate feeling of dread so overwhelming that they tried to inflict it on others to be rid of it themselves. ... Our society suffers from a paucity of shared narratives and the creative imagination they inspire."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Fred Alford
ISBN: 0801434300 9780801434303
OCLC Number: 36621819
Description: xi, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
I felt evil --
Evil is pleasure in hurting and lack of remorse --
The ground of evil is dread --
Suffering evil, doing evil --
Identifying with Eichmann --
Splatter movies or Shiva? A culture of vampires --
"Evil spelled backward is live" --
Evil is no-thing --
Scales of evil.
Responsibility: C. Fred Alford.

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C. Fred Alford interviewed working people, prisoners, and college students in order to discover how people experience evil-in themselves, in others, and in the world. What people meant by evil, he  Read more...

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"If man's capacity to perpetrate evil is deeply rooted in his psyche, so too is the concept of evil. Alford solves the riddle of 'What Evil Means to Us' by asking. The results of this creative Read more...

 
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