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Author(s) Arboleda-Florez, Julio
Year 1979
Title Amok
Published in The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 7, No. 3
Pages 286–295
Also published in Simons, Ronald C. & Hughes, Charles C. (eds.): The Culture-Bound Syndromes - Folk Illnesses of Psychiatric and Anthropological Interest; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dodrecht, 1985. (p. 251–262)
ISBN 9789027718587
DOI 10.1007/978-94-009-5251-5_23
Abstract Violence has become a way of life. Newspapers, magazines and the daily news feed us a steady ration of assaults and murders. The peacefulness of domestic life is broken by the bangs on the television sets, where life is cheap and murder is a ritual and an expected outcome of human affairs. Murderers play God, as powerful snuffers-out of Nature’s most perfect creation.
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