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Stella Gaon

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079238

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.001.0001

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Narratives of groups that kill other groups

Narratives of groups that kill other groups

(p.67) 3 Narratives of groups that kill other groups
Democracy in Crisis

Jacqueline Stevens

Manchester University Press

This chapter examines the relation between otherness and violence by inquiring into the language used to incite and defend group combat and genocide. It argues that when groups hold out the promise of immortality tied to group membership, this enables a paradigm of sacrifice that accommodates mass, systemic violence directed against groups distinguished by hereditary or religious differences. This chapter also reviews the means by which nation and religion create the structures appealing to their members' desire for immortality and analyses how this desire for immortality manifests in discourses of sacrifice. It also looks at first-person narratives referenced by Adolf Hitler and former U.S. President George Bush.

Keywords:   otherness, violence, group combat, genocide, immortality, group membership, religion, sacrifice, Adolf Hitler, George Bush

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