Bloody Revenge

Emotions, Nationalism and War

by Thomas Scheff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9780595131105

About the Book

"In an elegantly argued analysis, Thomas Scheff has illuminated the causes of war in the light of family and small-group behavior. This is masterful historical sociology, which undercuts the reason of state and the logic of nationalism that have sustained so many of the atrocities of our century. By examining how the simplest quarrels work, Scheff shows us how to begin to solve the seemingly intractable causes of violence in our time."

—Edward Muir, History, Northwestern University

About the Author

Thomas J. Scheff is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is former chairperson of the section on the Sociology of Emotions, the American Sociological Association, and past president of the Pacific Sociological Association. Scheff is the author of Being Mentally Ill and many other books and articles. His current studies concern solidarity-alienation, conflict and emotions.