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Book Review: Evil

Wieviorka, Michel and Taylor, Jo (2012) Book Review: Evil. LSE Review of Books (02 Oct 2012). Website.

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In contrast to traditional systems of thought which regarded evil as a supernatural force that explained human misfortune, Michel Wieviorka develops a sociological analysis of evil phenomena. His aim is to explain evil, to reveal its social, political, and cultural sources, and to clarify the processes through which the present–day forms of evil – terrorism, violence, racism, and active hatred – are constituted. Jo Taylor finds that in this highly topical and engaging book.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 15:40
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2020 23:20

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