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Accusatory Practices - 97 edition

Accusatory Practices (ISBN10: 0226252744; ISBN13: 9780226252742)
ISBN13: 978-0226252742
ISBN10: 0226252744

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0226252735
ISBN10: 0226252736

Summary: ''Produced by religious intolerance, political fanaticism, or social resentment, denunciation is a modern democratic practice too long neglected by historians. This fascinating book, written by excellent specialists, establishes a first inventory of this practice, leading the reader through the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary cultures of the last two centuries.''--Francois Furet ''This is a fascinating and highly original exploration of a familiar, though poorly understood, p ...show morehenomenon of modern societies in general and totalitarian systems in particular. From the French Revolution to the NKVD, Gestapo, and Stasi, denunciation is analyzed both as a function of political surveillance and as deeply rooted in the social practices of community and the workplace. The book represents a refreshing amalgam of deeply archival research and theoretical rigor.''--Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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