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Violence or Dialogue?: Psychoanalytic Insights on Terror and Terrorism (2003)
Edited by Sverre Varvin and Vamik D. Volkan | Forewords by Daniel H. Widlocher and John, Lord Alderdice
IPA & Routledge / Softcover / Aug 2019
9780367322786 (ISBN-10: 0367322781)
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Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a richer understanding of terrorism by examining a third dimension of individual and group psychology and demonstrates how insights garnered from the human
Table of Contents

The International Psychoanalysis Library -- Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Background: History and Concepts -- When violence masquerades as virtue: a brief history of terrorism -- Terror in everyday life: revisting Mr Kurtz -- Terrorism and victimization: individual and large-group dynamics -- Killer apes on American Airlines, or: how religion was the main hijacker on September 11 -- Globalization and identity -- Hate, humiliation, and masculinity -- What Leads to Terrorism? -- Collective phantasms, destructiveness, and terrorism -- Dehumanization: origins, manifestations, and remedies -- Reflections on the terrorist mind -- The minds and perceptions of "the others" -- Consequences of Terror -- Silence in the aftermath -- Childhood terror -- Trauma and its after-effects -- Traumatized societies -- Conclusion

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