Killing In The Name Of Identity

A Study Of Bloody Conflicts is a scholarly examination of the psychological and political answers to what prompts mass murder on the basis of identity.

V. Volkan, Killing In The Name Of Identity, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2006.

A Study Of Bloody Conflicts by Vamik Volkan (Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia) is a scholarly examination of the psychological and political answers to the question "Why do they hate us so?"

What prompts mass murder on the basis of identity alone, from ethnic cleansing to the Bataan Death March to the terrorist attacks of September 11? Written with compassion as well as logical analysis, Killing In The Name Of Identity probes the universal elements in humanity and society that can prompt such tragedies, and how to best prevent, defuse and combat large-group violence in co-existing societies.

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