Inside story: how narratives drive mass harm

"Stories direct mass harm, including violence and less sensational affronts. This book explores the capacity of stories to motivate people to do harm and to tolerate the harm done by others. The book builds upon timely work in the field of narrative criminology, according to which stories promo...

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Main Author: Presser, Lois (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press 2018
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Summary:"Stories direct mass harm, including violence and less sensational affronts. This book explores the capacity of stories to motivate people to do harm and to tolerate the harm done by others. The book builds upon timely work in the field of narrative criminology, according to which stories promote or inhibit harmful action. It offers a sociological analysis of the emotional yet intersubjective experience of dangerous stories"--Provided by publisher
Introduction: narratives and narrative impacts -- The cultural grounds of mass harm -- Emotion, narrative, and transcendence -- The invitational edge of underdog stories -- Becoming criminal : a hegemonic story of antisociality -- Better living in story worlds
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:pages cm
ISBN:9780520290174
9780520290181