Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Psychosocial Dynamics

Editor/Author Kumar, Updesh and Mandal, Manas K.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Sage UK

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ISBN: 978-9-35-150034-6
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Available
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Understanding Suicide Terrorism delves upon the enigmatic issue of suicide terrorism. The book is an interdisciplinary multi-faceted venture that brings together scholarly work from across the world, across cultures and societies on the issue of suicide terror.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Abbreviations
  • Foreword - Professor Ariel Merari
  • Preface
  • Section I Suicide Terrorism: A Phenomenon
  • 1. Suicide Terrorism: Delineating the Construct - Swati Mukherjee, Updesh Kumar, and Manas K. Mandal
  • 2. Suicide Terrorism Explained: A Psychosocial Approach - Luis de la Corte Ibáñez
  • 3. Evolutionary Psychological Science of Suicide Terrorism - James R. Liddle and Todd K. Shackelford
  • 4. Suicide Terrorism as Social Noise: A Communicative Perspective - Jonathan Matusitz
  • 5. ‘Mumbai Style’: Exploration of a Concept - Mark Dechesne
  • 6. Suicide Bombings: Homicidal Killing or a Weapon of War? - Riaz Hassan
  • Section II Suicide Terrorism: A Process
  • 7. The Psychology of Suicide Terrorism - Jerrold M. Post, Farhana Ali, Schuyler W. Henderson, Stephen Shanfield, Jeff Victoroff, and Stevan Weine
  • 8. The Militant Jihadi Ideology of Martyrdom as Short-lived Psychological First Aid for Trauma and Loss - Anne Speckhard
  • 9. Are Suicide Terrorists Suicidal? - Bruce Bongar, Uri Kugel, and Victoria Kendrick
  • 10. The Role of Military Psychologists and Psychiatrists in Understanding Suicide Terrorism - Uri Kugel, Laurie Black, Joseph Tomlins, Elvin Sheykhani, Bruce Bongar, Morgan Banks, and Larry James
  • 11. The Use and Abuse of Children/Youth in Terrorism and Suicide Bombing - Edna Erez and Anat Berko
  • 12. Deterring Suicide Terrorism - Dushyant Singh
  • About the Editors and Contributors