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Title Why we kill : understanding violence across cultures and disciplines / edited by Nancy Loucks, Sally Smith Holt, and Joanna R. Adler.

Imprint Hendon, London [England] : Middlesex University Press, 2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  100 W622 2009    ---  Available
Description 202 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents You always hurt the one you love : homicide in a domestic context / Maria Kaspersson -- Serial killing / Keith Soothill -- Capital punishment : creating more victims? / Peter Hodgkinson, Seema Kandelia, Rupa Reddy -- Abortion : understanding the moral issues / Lawrence M. Hinman -- Euthanasia : an introduction to the moral issues / Lawrence M. Hinman -- Suicide / Kay Nooney -- Terrorism : a unique form of political violence / Rohan Gunaratna -- Collective violence and war / Daya Somasundaram -- Massacre at Murambi : the rank and file killers of genocide / Stephen Smith -- Epilogue: Why we kill / Nancy Loucks, Sally Smith Holt, Joanna R. Adler.
Summary For such an evolved species, human beings can be violent far beyond the point of inhumanity. Infanticide, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, honour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings and genocide. All involve killing one or more other people. Yet cultural context influences heavily how one perceives each of these. Indeed, some readers may have thought "But surely that doesn't belong with those others, that's not really killing." This book examines violence in many of its manifestations, exploring how culture plays a role in people's understanding of violent action. The first chapter tries to understand multiple forms of domestic homicide including infanticide, filicide, spousal homicide and honour killings. The final chapter is an account of the massacre at Murambi in Rwanda.
Subject Murder -- Psychological aspects.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Loucks, Nancy.
Holt, Sally Dean Smith, 1969-
Adler, Joanna R.
ISBN 9781904750420 (pbk.)

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