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The Resource Extremism, J.M. Berger

Extremism, J.M. Berger

Label
Extremism
Title
Extremism
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Berger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A rising tide of extremist movements threaten to destabilize civil societies around the globe. It has never been more important to understand extremism, yet the dictionary definition-a logical starting point in a search for understanding-tells us only that extremism is "the quality or state of being extreme." In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. M. Berger offers a nuanced introduction to extremist movements, explaining what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. Berger shows that although the ideological content of extremist movements varies widely, there are common structural elements. Berger, an expert on extremist movements and terrorism, explains that extremism arises from a perception of "us versus them," intensified by the conviction that the success of "us" is inseparable from hostile acts against "them." Extremism differs from ordinary unpleasantness-run-of-the-mill hatred and racism-by its sweeping rationalization of an insistence on violence. Berger illustrates his argument with case studies and examples from around the world and throughout history, from the destruction of Carthage by the Romans-often called "the first genocide"-to the apocalyptic jihadism of Al Qaeda, America's new "alt-right," and the anti-Semitic conspiracy tract The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He describes the evolution of identity movements, individual and group radicalization, and more. If we understand the causes of extremism, and the common elements of extremist movements, Berger says, we will be more effective in countering it
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, J. M.
Dewey number
303.48/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN49.R33
LC item number
B464 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The MIT press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicalism
  • Political violence
Label
Extremism, J.M. Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delenda est -- What is extremism? -- In-groups and out-groups -- Crises and solutions -- Radicalization -- The future of extremism
Control code
on1029777148
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780262535878
Lccn
2018007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028370080
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029777148
Label
Extremism, J.M. Berger
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delenda est -- What is extremism? -- In-groups and out-groups -- Crises and solutions -- Radicalization -- The future of extremism
Control code
on1029777148
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 201 pages
Isbn
9780262535878
Lccn
2018007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028370080
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029777148

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