Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326535 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Final Solutions: Human Nature, Capitalism and Genocide

Sabby Sagall

Final Solutions: Human Nature, Capitalism and Genocide

Sabby Sagall

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326535 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745326542 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Final Solutions offers a ground-breaking and genuinely unique analysis of modern genocide. Sabby Sagall draws on the insights of the Frankfurt school and Wilhelm Reich to create an innovative combination of Marxism and psychoanalysis. He argues that genocide is a product of an ‘irrational’ destructiveness by social classes or communities that have suffered major historical defeats or similar forms of extreme stress.

Sagall shows how the denial of human needs and the ensuing feelings of isolation and powerlessness propel groups to project their impotent rage, hatred and destructiveness engendered by these defeats on to the 'outsider' and the 'other'.

The book applies this theoretical framework to four modern genocides – that of the Native Americans, the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandan Tutsis. This is a truly pioneering contribution which adds to our understanding of some of the darkest hours of humanity – and how we can stop them from happening again.

Contents

Introduction
1. Why Do People Kill People?
2. Killers On The Couch
3. What Makes Killers Tick?
4. Killing ‘Things’
5. Native American Genocide
6. The Armenian Genocide
7. The Nazi Holocaust
8. The Rwandan Genocide
Summary And Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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