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Indoctrinability, Ideology and Warfare: Evolutionary Perspectives

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Indoctrinability, Ideology and Warfare

Evolutionary Perspectives

Edited by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Frank K. Salter

450 pages, 24 halftones, 2 maps, 38 tables, 40 diagrams, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-923-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (October 1998)


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Description

Violent ethno-nationalist conflicts continue to mar the history of the twentieth century; yet no satisfactory answer to the question of why humans are susceptible to indoctrination by ideologies that lead to inter-group hostility has so far been found. In this volume an international team of leading scientists from many different fields approach this complex issue from a biological perspective, treating indoctrinability as a predisposition that has its roots in humanity's evolutionary past.

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Frank K. Salter, Forschungsstelle für Humanethologie, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

Subject: 20th Century History



Contents

Part I: Evolutionary Precursors and Models
Part II: Contemporary Hunter- Gatherers
Part III: Individual Behavioural Mechanisms
Part IV: Group Processes
Part V: Institutional and Symbolic Mechanisms
Part VI: Indoctrination and Ethics.

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