[Marxism] Special Issue on the Psychological Interpretation of War

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ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE: Special Issue of the PEACE REVIEW on the PSYCHOLOGICAL
INTERPRETATION OF WAR

The Special Issue of the PEACE REVIEW on the PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
WAR (Routledge/Taylor and Francis) is generating excitement throughout the
world as the definitive publication on the sources of collective forms of
violence (including genocide and terrorism). We have reprinted copies of
this important issue in order to make it available once again to researchers
and teachers.

For information on how to  <https://www.ideologiesofwar.com/register/>
obtain a copy of the Special Issue of the PEACE REVIEW on the PSYCHOLOGICAL
INTERPRETATION OF WAR, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Articles included in the issue-as well as brief excerpts from a few of
them-are described below. Please order ASAP to make certain you obtain your
copy of this groundbreaking publication.

With best regards,
Orion Anderson

P. S. A number of faculty have selected this issue as a text for courses on
peace studies, warfare, terrorism, violence in society and history, etc.

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ARTICLES INCLUDE:

MEMORIALIZATION AND THE SELLING OF WAR, Deborah D. Buffton, Professor of
History at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. "War is so closely
connected with the identity of nations that participation in war is a
necessary action to show one's devotion to the country; a society cannot
consider itself 'alive' if its citizens are not willing to die for it.
Fighting and dying for one's country become the means through which a
society is 'resurrected'."

HUMILIATION AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, Paul Saurette, Assistant Professor
School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. "Once we
understand 9/11 as fundamentally humiliating and not just threatening the
United States-we can make better sense of the elements of the global war on
terror. A legal approach would never have been accepted, even if
international laws were reliable and effective enough to pursue al-Qaeda.
Why? Although courts promise to provide justice, they rarely explicitly
deliver vengeance and counter-humiliation."

DOMINANCE AND SUBMISSION IN POSTMODERN WAR IMAGERY, Myra Mendible, Associate
Professor of American Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. "Humiliation
is one of the techniques through which institutions and nations construct
docile and disciplined bodies. The rigorous and often painful physical
trials, the drill sergeant hollering insults, separate those worthy of the
warrior's honor from the ones that carry "the virus of weakness." In forging
a marine corps-a military body defined by strength and hardness, the soldier
extirpates any trace of the feminine. Discipline begins with
self-abnegation; absolute surrender to the authority of the stern father
figure who punishes and rewards."

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obtain a copy of the Special Issue on the PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
WAR, please CLICK HERE.

SACRIFICE, TRANSCENDENCE AND THE SOLDIER, Babak Rahimi, Assistant Professor
of Iranian and Islamic Studies at the University of California at San Diego.
"The soldier's experience in believing that he is dying for something
greater than himself, for something that will outlast his individual,
perishable life in place of a greater, eternal vitality (embodied in the
national or a religious identity) is crucial for the ideological
justification of war."

GROUP PSYCHOLOGY, SACRIFICE AND WAR, Norman Steinhart, M.D., Research Fellow
at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of
Toronto, Canada

WAR AND THE RELIGIOUS WILL TO SACRIFICE, Patrick Porter, Tutor in Modern
History at the University of Oxford

THE MYTHOLOGY OF WAR, Dr. Andrew Robinson, Political theorist, University of
Nottingham

THE MANIC ECSTASY OF WAR, Wendy C. Hamblet, Professor of Philosophy, Adelphi
University, New York

GUILT AND SACRIFICE IN U.S. WARFARE, Carl Mirra, American Studies at SUNY
College, Old Westbury

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obtain a copy of the Special Issue on the PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
WAR, please CLICK HERE.

MALE GENDER INSTABILITY AND WAR, Jeannette Marie Mageo, Professor of
Anthropology, Washington State University

COMBAT MOTIVATION, Johan M.G. van der Dennen, senior researcher on war and
peace at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

For further information please contact Orion Anderson at (718) 393-1104 or
send an email to  <mailto:oanderson at ideologiesofwar.com>
oanderson at ideologiesofwar.com

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