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Inside story : how narratives drive mass harm

Author: Lois Presser
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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"Stories direct mass harm, including violence and less sensational affronts. This book explores the capacity of stories to motivate people to do harm and to tolerate the harm done by others. The book builds upon timely work in the field of narrative criminology, according to which stories promote or inhibit harmful action. It offers a sociological analysis of the emotional yet intersubjective experience of dangerous  Read more...
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Presser, Lois, author.
Inside story
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018020178
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Presser
ISBN: 9780520290174 0520290178 9780520290181 0520290186
OCLC Number: 1027824920
Description: viii, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: narratives and narrative impacts --
The cultural grounds of mass harm --
Emotion, narrative, and transcendence --
The invitational edge of underdog stories --
Becoming criminal : a hegemonic story of antisociality --
Better living in story worlds.
Responsibility: Lois Presser.

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"Stories direct mass harm, including violence and less sensational affronts. This book explores the capacity of stories to motivate people to do harm and to tolerate the harm done by others. The book builds upon timely work in the field of narrative criminology, according to which stories promote or inhibit harmful action. It offers a sociological analysis of the emotional yet intersubjective experience of dangerous stories"--Provided by publisher.

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