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By admin on 03/06/2020
Welcome to our Newsletter in June 2020!
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In this newsletter we would like to share all the information which concern the vibrant field of the Sociology of Emotions with our network: New publications – books and articles, call for papers/ for contribution, blogs, conferences, events. Thanks a lot to those who contributed! We wish you pleasant reading.
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News from Thomas Scheff (Prof. Emeritus, UCSB, USA): Revenge for Humiliation as a Cause of War
“The causation of war is a problem that most historians have found difficult to solve. My review of a book, The Sleepwalkers (2012), by the historian C. Clark, illustrates this problem (Scheff 2018). The book is a best seller, and has been highly praised by reviewers. One example: “For a century the question of the origins of World War I has bedeviled historians. But no one who examines the question will be able to ignore “The Sleepwalkers’’. (David M. Shribman, March 23, 2013. Boston Globe.) However, like most attempts, Clark’s book doesn’t solve the puzzle. His solution is not clear, but it seems to be that both Germany and France were more or less equally at fault. However, the majority of attempts by other investigators seem to place Germany at fault, but without real evidence. It is known that a large French army and a large German army were facing each other at the border of the two countries. What doesn’t seem to be available is actual knowledge of which army first attacked the other. Although this factual evidence is unavailable, there is another relevant fact that is. Did either side have a clear MOTIVE for starting the war? It seems to me that France had such a motive caused by their defeat in 1870 by Prussia and a group of German-speaking countries (which later banded with Prussia to become Germany). The humiliation that resulted from being defeated by a much smaller country became the dominant element in France, both in politics and in the media (e.g., in newspapers, poems, novels, etc. For examples, see pp. 3-4 below. for the 44 years between 1870 and 1914.) (My earlier statement of this problem and my solution, briefer but similar to this one, see Chapter 5: Origins of the First World War, in my 1997 book: pp. 115-145). An early article concerning humiliation leading to a war of revenge was published by Evelein Lindner, (2001): Humiliation and the Human Condition: Mapping a Minefield. In Human Rights Review, 2 (2), 46-63. She went on to organize an entire research group directly on this topic, publishing books and articles and organizing conferences that were concerned: humiliation caused by defeat leading to a war of revenge. Her paper noted above mentions several of my studies on emotions and violence, but not the specific study of the French role in starting WWI in terms of the French desire for revenge (Scheff, 1997, pp. 115-145).”
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