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Talking to the enemy
violent extremism, sacred values and what it means to be human
VerfasserIn: Atran, Scott
Verfasserangabe: Scott Atran
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: London, Penguin
Mediengruppe: Buch
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"Talking to the Enemy" is an intellectually and personally courageous exploration of one of the most contentious issues of modern times. Scott Atran has spent years talking to terrorists - from Gaza and Afghanistan, to Indonesia and Europe - in order to help us understand and mitigate the rise of religious violence. Here he argues persuasively that we need to consider terrorists' close relationships, with family and friends, as much as the causes they espouse, and delivers a fascinating journey into the mindsets of radicalised people in the twenty-first century. Along the way, he also provides deep insights into the history of all religions, and into their evolutionary origins. He shows us, above all, how we have come to be human. More than any other book, "Talking to the Enemy" invites us to empathise; it is itself the best possible example of how to do it. (Verlagstext)
 
 
 
 
 
 
/ AUS DEM INHALT: / / /
 
 
Preface | xi
 
Acknowledgements | xvii
 
 
Part I: The Cause
 
ISulawesi: An Anthropologist at Work | 3
 
2To Be Human: What Is It? | 24
 
3The Moors of Mezuak | 45
 
 
Part II: The Religious Rise Of Civilizations
 
4Creation of the Western World | 61
 
5Submission: Islam | 77
 
6The Tides of Terror | 91
 
7A Parallel Universe: The 9/11 Hamburg Group and the Tree Waves of Jihad | 105
 
 
Part III: Whither Al Qaeda? Bali and Madrid
 
8Farhin's Way | 119
 
9The Road to Bali : "For All You Christian Infidels!" | 135
 
10The JI Social Club | 155
 
11The Great Train Bombing: Madrid, March 11, 2004 | 168
 
12Looking for Al Qaeda | 195
 
13The Ordinariness of Terror | 211
 
 
Part IV: The Wild East
 
14Prying into Pakistan | 227
 
15A Question of Honor: Why the Taliban Fight and What to Do About It | 241
 
16The Terror Scare: Exaggerating Threats at Home and Abroad | 266
 
 
Part V: War Parties - Groups, God and Glory
 
17All in the Family: Imagined Kin, Friendship and Teamwork | 295
 
18Blood Sport: War Makes Men Men | 318
 
19Beyond All Reason: The Clausewitz Delusion | 332
 
 
Part IV: "The Mother Of All Problems" - Palestine, The World's Symbolic Knot
 
20Martyrdom | 101
 
21Words to End Wars: The Science of the Sacred | 373
 
 
Part VII: The Divine Dream And The Collapse Of Cultures
 
22Bad Faith: The New Atheist Salvation | 405
 
23Human Rites: Natural Origins and Evolution of Religion | 428
 
24Our Religious World | 457
 
Epilogue: Abe's Answer - The Question of Politics | 479
 
 
Notes | 491
 
Index | 535
 
 
 
 
 
Details
VerfasserIn: Atran, Scott
VerfasserInnenangabe: Scott Atran
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: London, Penguin
Systematik: GS.EV, FS.E
ISBN: 1-8461-4412-4
Beschreibung: 558 S. : Ill.
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch