Identity, Morality, and Threat offers a critical examination of the social psychological processes that generate outgroup devaluation and ingroup glorification as the source of conflict. Daniel Rothbart and Karyna Korostelina bring together essays analyzing the causal relationship between escalating violence and opposing images of the Self and Other.
Daniel Rothbart is associate professor of philosophy and associate professor of conflict analysis at George Mason University. Karina Korostelina is research professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Identity, Morality, and Threat Chapter 2 The Texture of Threat Chapter 3 Identity Under Siege: Injustice, Historical Grievance, Rage, and the 'New' Terrorism Chapter 3 Moral Denigration of the Other Chapter 5 Identity Salience as a Determinant of the Perceptions of the Others Chapter 6 Humanitarianism and Intolerence: Two Contemporary Approaches to the Other Chapter 7 From Incorporation to Disengagement: East Timor And Indonesian Identities, 1975-1999 Chapter 7 Cultural Differences of Perception of the Other Chapter 9 Islamic Tradition of Nonviolence: A Hermeneutical Approach Chapter 10 "Good Violence" and the Myth of the Eternal Soldier Chapter 11 Gender and Violence: Redefining the Moral Ground Chapter 12 Psychocultural Interpretations and Dramas: Identity Dynamics in Ethnic Conflict Chapter 13 Coping with Collective Stigma: The Case of Germany Chapter 14 Reconciliation as Realpolitik : Facing the Brudens of History in Political Conflict Resolution