|12 Feb 2010 - 13 Feb 2010||All day||CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge|
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Dr Harald Wydra (Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies, University of Cambridge)
This conference aims to explore the masks of new wars from the perspective of longue durée civilisational dynamics and to discern anthropological, psychological, and even spiritual forms of reciprocity underlying new wars. It will address the following questions: What is the role of narratives of victimhood, suffering, and humiliation in psychologically preparing populations for war? To what extent are new wars underpinned by unconscious psychological-emotional processes of reciprocity? If world religions such as Christianity or Islam are founded on beliefs and ideas that put the care for the victim in the centre of ritual practices how can the ‘cult of victims’ justify terror and violence? What are possible ways to transform spirals of vengeance into active strategies of reconciliation?
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