The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

An incisive exploration of why acts of mass annihilation take place and how people become mass killers By historical standards, the early years of the twenty-first century have been remarkably peaceful. Only rarely are people killed by their own kind, and only very, very rarely are they killed by other animals, microorganisms excepted.  Nevertheless, even though the statis An incisive exploration of why acts of mass annihilation take place and how people become mass killers By histor...

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Title:The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder
Author:Abram de Swaan
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:0300208723
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:344 pages pages

The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder Reviews

  • Natalie
    Jan 10, 2015
    From Abram de Swaan's review in WSJ ...
  • The Jewish Book Council
    Jun 28, 2016
    Review by Jack Fischel for the Jewish Book Council. ...
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    Dec 15, 2016
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  • Sander Boek
    Feb 09, 2014
    Overdreven gekunsteld overzicht van de sociologie achter genocidale regimes en daders met veel herhalingen en te weinig voorbeelden. Belangrijkste argument luidt compartimentalisatie. Nogal zwak voor een werk van 300 pagina's. ...
  • Niki
    Sep 28, 2017
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  • Riet
    Mar 02, 2014
    Dit boek is een poging om vanuit de sociologie verklaringen te geven voor het gedrag van mensen die actief deelnemen aan genocides, martelingen etc. het blijft bij eenpoging, de schrijver vindt geen afdoende verklaring. Het zijn vaak "gewone mensen", die in bepaalde omstandigehden vres...
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    Aug 11, 2018
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    Mar 24, 2015
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    Aug 19, 2017
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    Feb 22, 2019
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    Mar 30, 2014
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    Apr 22, 2017
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    Apr 16, 2014
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  • Megan
    Jan 12, 2015
    This book was more academic than I anticipated ( I now know the words "mesosociological" and "dysmentalization," but although it was somewhat of a slog in places, I found its central message rather reassuring. de Swaan takes on the common wisdom that under the 'right' circumstances, an...
  • Frans van Liempt
    Jun 26, 2016
    Het boek geeft eerder een goede analyse dan een weerlegging van wat Arendt 'de banaliteit van het kwaad' heeft genoemd. Belangrijke lectuur! Helaas mis ik wel de invloed van een editor, die veel goed werk had kunnen doen: de schrijver valt teveel in herhalingen en gebruikt teveel jargo...
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    Mar 23, 2014
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    Mar 19, 2017
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    Mar 26, 2016
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    Nov 18, 2015
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    Feb 11, 2015
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    Feb 26, 2016
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    May 29, 2015
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  • Georgina Nish
    Jan 28, 2019
    Boring!Boring!Boring! Extremely repetitive and for what should be a scholarly review of case studies, experiments and interviews is very full of biased opinions. Not to mention confusing and inconsistent as often he will mention something then say oh yes that, I?m going to explain th...
  • Lars Klamer
    Dec 18, 2018
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  • Zheluo Cai
    Mar 02, 2019
    The Killing Compartments by Abram De Swaan attempts to fathom the mentality of those who commit mass murder or genocide within specified geographical ?killing compartments? organized by murderous regimes. This study in genocide is multidisciplinary (encompassing anthropology, histo...
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    Jan 27, 2019
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    Nov 13, 2017
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    Jan 27, 2017
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    Sep 23, 2018
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    Mar 17, 2019
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