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The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies

Edited by: Susanne C. Knittel , Zachary J. Goldberg

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138103245
eBook ISBN: 9781315102887
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315102887
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The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies traces the growth of an important interdisciplinary field, its foundations, key debates and core concerns, as well as highlighting current and emerging issues and approaches and pointing to new directions for enquiry. With a focus on the perpetrators of mass killings, political violence and genocide, the handbook is concerned with a range of issues relating to the figure of the perpetrator, from questions of definition, typology, and conceptual analysis, to the study of motivations and group dynamics to questions of guilt and responsibility, as well as representation and memory politics. Offering an overview of the field, its essential concepts and approaches, this foundational volume presents contemporary perspectives on longstanding debates and recent contributions to the field that significantly expand the theoretical, temporal, political, and geographical discussion of perpetrators and their representation through literature, film, and art. It points to emerging areas and future trends in the field, thus providing scholars with ideas or encouragement for future research activity. As such, It will appeal to scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, philosophy, memory studies, psychology, political science, literary studies, film studies, law, cultural studies and visual art.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  From Perpetrators to Perpetration Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Making and Un-making of Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ordinary Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Authoritarian Personality Download PDF
Chapter  6:  What’s Moral Character Got to Do with It? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Making of a Torturer Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Linking Perpetrator Characteristics to Jihadist Modus Operandi Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Nazi Perpetrators and the Law Download PDF
Chapter  10:  When Perpetrators Become Defendants and then Convicts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Unsettling Accounts Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Coercive Effects of International Justice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gendering the Perpetrator Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Posthumanism and Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Notes on the Subaltern Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Perpetrators, Animals, and Animality Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Understanding Perpetrators’ Use of Music Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Information Technologies and Constructions of Perpetrator Identities Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Climate Change Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Moral Responsibility and Evil Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Restorative justice and the challenge of perpetrator accountability Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Contours and Controversies of Perpetrator Trauma Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Intergenerational Effects of Mass Trauma in Sculpting New Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  24:  One Perpetrator at a Time Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Perpetrators and Perpetration in Literature Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Whose Evil Is This? Perpetrators in the Theater Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Representing Infamous Others Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cultural Codes Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Playing Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Playing Devil’s Advocate Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Teaching the perpetrator’s perspective in Holocaust literature Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Teaching for/about Empathy in Peace Education Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Beyond Thinking Like a Lawyer Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Ethics of Discomfort Download PDF
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