Dying to Kill

Pub Date: June 2007

ISBN: 9780231133210

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Pub Date: May 2005

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Pub Date: May 2005

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Dying to Kill

The Allure of Suicide Terror

Mia Bloom

Columbia University Press

This lucid and comprehensive study of the historical roots and contemporary motivations of suicide terror is a major study. Publishers Weekly
Ms. Bloom...who has done extensive field research...[is] able to present a more nuanced and better informed analysis of suicide terror. Joshua Sinai, Washington Times
[Bloom] sheds interesting light on a phenomenon often mistakenly believed to be restricted to the Middle East. Washington Post Book World
An insightful investigation into the internal workings of terrorist groups. Karl Helicher, ForeWord
Pertinent for western countries... It's a great introduction for students and those wishing to know more about the complex motivations of suicide bombers. Katherine Boothroyd, Altar Magazine
Bloom offers valuable insights into the rational calculus of terrorist groups. Peter Pham, The National Interest
The book is both well written and very informative... In troubled times such as these the book is worth reading. Stefan Isaksson, UFO.SE
A detailed study of suicide terror. Ira Smolensky, Salem Press
[Bloom] makes a convincing case. Mayer Nudell, Security Management
A welcome addition to a rapidly growing field of research. Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca, Political Science Quarterly
Dying to Kill leaves us with a better understanding of the effects of oppression on populations, and the rationale behind the adoption of suicide bombing as a strategy by both groups and individuals. Aharon Horowitz, Azure
Anyone who wishes to really attempt to understand the history and motivations, Mia Bloom's tome is the way to go. American Jewish Life
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Historical Antecedents of Terror
Chapter 2. Palestinian Suicide Bombing: Public Support, Market Share and Outbidding
Chapter 3. Ethnic Conflict, State Terror and Suicide Bombing in Sri Lanka
Chapter 4.Devising a Theory of Suicide Terror
Chapter 5. Halting Suicide Terror from Within: the PKK in Turkey
Chapter 6. Terror 101: Transnational Contagion Effects of Suicide Bombing
Chapter 7. Feminism, Rape and War: Engendering Suicide Terror?
Chapter 8. Conclusions and Prospects for the Future: Will Iraq Cause Suicide Terror at Home?

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About the Author

Mia Bloom is an assistant professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the Council of World Affairs. She has published numerous articles on war, terrorism, and ethnic conflict, and her research investigates atrocities across several regions, contrasting the Middle East with South Asia, Europe, and Africa. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Crail, Scotland.