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Studies in the Psychosocial

Fomenting Political Violence

Fantasy, Language, Media, Action

Editors: Krüger, Steffen, Figlio, Karl, Richards, Barry (Eds.)

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  • Offers a psychoanalytically oriented, psychosocial perspective on political violence
  • Explores how the ground for political violence is prepared, and violent acts are facilitated
  • Questions how for certain people violence becomes a logical – perversely reasonable – response
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This book offers a psychosocial perspective on political violence, employing a strong current of psychoanalytic thinking. In the course of its chapters an international roster of researchers and scholars offers a richly complex and insightful view of diverse forms of political violence and its build-ups. The authors discuss the processes by which the ground for political violence is prepared, and how violent acts are facilitated. They question how social, cultural and political constellations can develop in such a way that, for certain people in this constellation, violence becomes a logical – perversely reasonable – response. This collection demonstrates what a psychoanalytic perspective can bring to existing approaches to political violence, going beyond the social movement approach by unfolding the inherent ambiguity in accepted concepts within the study of political violence.

About the authors

Steffen Krüger is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway. He develops critical, psychosocial approaches to media texts and discourses. 

Karl Figlio is in private psychoanalytic practice, and is also Professor Emeritus within the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, at the University of Essex, UK. His research includes psychoanalytic methodology, fundamentalism, memory and reparation.

Barry Richards is Professor of Political Psychology at Bournemouth University, UK. He has long-standing interests in terrorism and political violence, in social cohesion, and in national identity and nationalisms. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Fomenting Political Violence: An Introduction

    Krüger, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • ‘Fighting for Something Great …’: Intergenerational Constellations and Functions of Self-culturalisation for Adolescents in Migrant Families

    King, Vera

    Pages 17-36

  • A Most Brutal and Implacable Superego: Understanding the Pseudo-political Violence of the Islamic State

    Richards, Barry

    Pages 37-56

  • Pussy Riot, or the Return of the Repressed in Discourse

    Brock, Maria

    Pages 57-74

  • Violence and the Virtual: Right-wing, Anti-asylum Facebook Pages and the Fomenting of Political Violence

    Krüger, Steffen

    Pages 75-102

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97505-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97504-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fomenting Political Violence
Book Subtitle
Fantasy, Language, Media, Action
Editors
  • Steffen Krüger
  • Karl Figlio
  • Barry Richards
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97505-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97505-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97504-7
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 260
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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