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Final solutions : human nature, capitalism and genocide

Author: Sabby Sagall
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Offers a ground-breaking and genuinely unique analysis of modern genocide. Sabby Sagall draws on the insights of the Frankfurt school and Wilhelm Reich to create an innovative combination of Marxism and psychoanalysis. He argues that genocide is a product of an 'irrational' destructiveness by social classes or communities that have suffered major historical defeats or similar forms of extreme stress. Sagall shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sabby Sagall
ISBN: 9780745326535 0745326536 0745326544 9780745326542 1849648921 9781849648929 184964893X 9781849648936 1849648913 9781849648912
OCLC Number: 864780082
Description: ix, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Capitalism and genocide --
The origins of human destructiveness : Why do people kill people? ; Killers on the couch ; What makes killers tick? ; Killings 'things' --
Four modern genocides : Native American genocide ; The Armenian genocide ; The Nazi Holocaust ; The Rwandan genocide --
Summary and conclusion.
Responsibility: Sabby Sagall.


A highly original theoretical intervention into the causes of genocide, combining Marxism and psychoanalysis.  Read more...
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