Drawing on a powerful Native American metaphor to frame this work, E.N. Anderson and Barbara Anderson examine complicity in genocide, stressing that it only through feeding the good wolf that a moral and social order of inclusion and tolerance can be built, while feeding the bad wolf will result in fear, hatred, exclusion, and violence. In Complying with Genocide: The Wolf You Feed, Anderson and Anderson illustrate how everyday frustration and fear, combined with hatred and social othering toward rivals and victims of discrimination, can lead individuals and whole nations to become complicit in genocide. Anderson and Anderson propose powerful actions that can both protect against complicity and create social change, as exemplified from populations recovering from genocidal regimes. This book is recommended for students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, public health, psychology, criminal justice, and political science.
E.N. Anderson is professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.
Barbara A. Anderson is professor emerita at Frontier Nursing University.
Part I. Mass Killing: The Story of Complicity
Chapter 1: Genocide
Chapter 2: War and Mass Killing
Chapter 3: Conformity and Complicity
Part II. The Roots of Human Evil
Chapter 4: Human Nature
Chapter 5: Individual and Cultural Variation
Chapter 6: The Exclusion of Others
Part III. The March of Genocide: Past and Present
Chapter 7: The Evolution of Genocide over Time
Chapter 8: Present Darkness
Part IV. Which Wolf Will We Feed?
Chapter 9: Vulnerability to Conformity
Chapter 10: The Food of the Good Wolf