The Mass Psychology of Ethnonationalism

Hardcover | September 30, 1996

byDusan Kecmanovic

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The recent outbreak of ethnonationalist crimes in the Middle East, Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, and Northern Ireland has once again brought this particular type of violence to the fore. This timely monograph examines the social-psychological and anthropological roots of this spreading societal evil. Dusan Kecmanovic draws upon his own experiences of conflict in Bosnia to explain how the potential for ethnonationalism is realized under particular social and political circumstances. He integrates various concepts of group dynamics to reveal ethnonationalism's existence as a perennial tendency and principle in a new historical, social, and ideological guise. The book includes extensive end-notes, original schemes and figures, and an expansive reference list.

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Recent events in the Balkans, the Middle East, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere testify unequivocally to the continuing power of ethnonationalism. The author draws upon his personal experiences in Bosnia to distinguish this societal evil from strictly pathological phenomena, investigating its origins under specific social and po...

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The recent outbreak of ethnonationalist crimes in the Middle East, Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, and Northern Ireland has once again brought this particular type of violence to the fore. This timely monograph examines the social-psychological and anthropological roots of this spreading societal evil. Dusan Kecmanovic draws upon his ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:September 30, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 13:9780306454424

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Table of Contents

National and Patriotic Feeling. What Is Nationalism? Social Circumstances and Factors that Incite the Upsurge of Nationalism. Psychosocial Mechanisms of the Spread of Nationalism. Nationalism: Beyond the Normal and the Pathological. Epilogue. Index.

From Our Editors

Recent events in the Balkans, the Middle East, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere testify unequivocally to the continuing power of ethnonationalism. The author draws upon his personal experiences in Bosnia to distinguish this societal evil from strictly pathological phenomena, investigating its origins under specific social and political circumstances