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Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict

Karina V. Korostelina


Insult on the group level has a complicated dynamics within and between groups and often results in intergroup conflict and violence. The book concentrates on insults that involve complex interrelations of social identity and power and proposes a theory of insult, analysing different types and forms of insults as well as the processes that constitute their dynamics. The book offers a novel approach to insults by presenting them as mutually constructed social acts created on the boundary between two ethnic, religious, or national groups and as an interruption in the mutual process of the produc ... More

Keywords: insult, social identity, power, conflict, China, Russia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Japan, South Korea, North Korea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karina V. Korostelina, author
George Mason University