An edited collection of readings exploring sociological and social psychological analysis of extreme situations
From Slavery to 9/11: Readings in the Sociology and Social Psychology of Extreme Situations explores the social structure of total institutions and extreme situations and survival and coping mechanisms used by the people who have been affected by these institutions and events.
Topics include many of the defining events of the 19th and 20th centuries and the beginning of the 21st century: institutionalized slavery; genocidal atrocities and the Holocaust; September 11, 2001; and Hurricane Katrina.
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An edited collection of readings exploring sociological and social psychological analysis of extreme situations From Slavery to 9/11: Readings in the Sociology and Social Psychology of Extreme Situations explores the social structure of total institutions and extreme situations and survival and coping mechanisms used by t...
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Total Institutions and Extreme Situations
The Ultimate Limit — Bruno Bettelheim Characteristics of Total Institutions — Erving Goffman Extreme Situations — Bernard Rosenberg, Israel Gerver and F. William Howton Bettelheim’s Analysis of the Mass Society — Paul Marcus
Chapter 2: Institutionalized Slavery in the United States The Setting — Kenneth M. Stampp Slavery and Personality — Stanley M. Elkins Key Slaves and the Poverty of Paternalism — Michael Tadman Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — Frederick Douglass Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl — Harriet A. Jacobs
Chapter 3: Concentration Camps German Concentration Camps — Bruno Bettelheim Individual and Mass Behavior in Extreme Situations — Bruno Bettelheim The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps — Terrence Des Pres Experiences in a Concentration Camp — Viktor Frankl The Drowned and the Saved — Primo Levi Lessons Learned from Gentle Heroism: Women’s Holocaust Narratives — Myrna Goldenberg
Chapter 4: Prison Panopticism — Michel Foucault The Pains of Imprisonment — Gresham Sykes Inmate Victimization — Hans Toch Doing Time — No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison — Lori B. Girshick The Pains of Imprisonment: Exploring a Classic Text with Contemporary Authors — John Riley Jonestown as a Total Institution: Why Some People Chose Death over Escape from Peoples Temple — Phyllis Gardner; Mahmoud Sadri; James L. Williams
Chapter 5: September 11, 2001 Voices of 9/11 First Responders: Patterns of Collective Resilience — Tovia G. Freedman The 9/11 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center: A New York Psychologist’s Personal Experiences and Professional Perspective — Judy Kuriansky Rituals of Solidarity and Security in the Wake of Terrorist Attack — Randall Collins
Chapter 6: Hurricane Katrina Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina: Social Differences in Human Responses to Disaster — James R. Elliott and Jeremy Pais Hurricane Katrina: The Making of Unworthy Disaster Victims — Gail Garfield Survival and Death in New Orleans: An Empirical Look at the Human Impact of Katrina — Patrick Sharkey Kevin Owens — Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond — D’Ann R. Penner and Keith C. Ferdinand
Chapter 7: Comparative Genocide The Uniqueness of the Holocaust: The Historical Dimension — Steven T. Katz Paradigms of Genocide: The Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and Contemporary Mass Destructions — Robert Melson Government-Planned Genocide — The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response — Peter Balakian Common Fate, Different Experience: Gender-Specific Aspects of the Armenian Genocide, 1915—1917 — Katharine Derderian Victimization, Survival and the Impunity of Forced Exile: A Case Study from the Rwandan Genocide — Frank M. Afflitto Rwanda, Ethiopia and Cambodia: Links, Faultlines and Complexities in a Comparative Study of Genocide — Edward Kissi Dissecting Darfur: Anatomy of a Genocide Debate — Darren Brunk