The Geometry of Violence

Africa, Girard, Modernity

Author: Leonhard Praeg


ISBN: 1920109757

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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?[Praeg] applies the notion of ?sacrificial violence?, as developed by Girard, to the genocide in Rwanda, necklace burnings in South Africa, and the phenomenon of family murders. He shows how there is an underlying logic tying these together, while at the same time resisting a unifying (modernist) discourse which attempts to eradicate the differences. This is an extremely interesting, at times fascinating, text. It is very well written and ... [the] insights gained leave no option but to rethink the manifestation of violence fundamentally.? ? Paul Cilliers Department of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University

Philosophy and the Return of Violence

Studies from this Widening Gyre

Author: Christopher Yates,Nathan Eckstrand

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144112604X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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A range of leading philosophers set the best resources of the philosophical tradition to the task of interpreting violence in its diverse expressions. High profile contributors include Critchley, Ricoeur, Bernasconi, and Waldenfels.

Crimes of Violence

A Staff Report Submitted to the National Commission on the Causes & Prevention of Violence

Author: Donald J. Mulvihill,Melvin Marvin Tumin,Lynn A. Curtis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crime

Page: 1597

View: 5173



Female Identity Formation and Response to Intimate Violence

A Case Study of Domestic Violence in Kenya

Author: Anne Kiome-Gatobu

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895661

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 5322


This book is a vital resource for intervention programs, educators, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, and survivors of intimate violence and their families. It gives the reader access to the inner emotions and psychological mechanisms of survivors of intimate violence in collective cultures that work to hold them captive in violent relationships. The author integrates the psychological developmental theories of Heinz Kohut and Erik Erikson with social, cultural, and religious aspects to demonstrate the collusive power of what she calls the orienting system (psychosocial and religious cultural force) in the formation of a female sense of self, to investigate the peculiar range of responses of females to intimate violence. Using theoretical and empirical research, the author claims that the demeanor and functionality of the female survivor of intimate violence is an adaptation that enables her to retain her socially prescribed roles, which she appropriates as a social identity and sense of self. A surprising aspect of this work is the transformative power of religion, also resourced in the orienting system, in transforming the psychic hold of survivors to cathected self-objects, to self-images that approximate a self in healthy relationship with God. Consequently the energies and investment released can be redirected to cohere in self-identities that can optimize drive, thrive and relationality.

Violence and Phenomenology

Author: James Dodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135214298

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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This book pursues the problem of whether violence can be understood to be constitutive of its own sense or meaning, as opposed to being merely instrumental. Dodd draws on the resources of phenomenological philosophy, and takes the form of a series of dialogues between figures both inside and outside of this tradition. The central figures considered include Carl von Clausewitz, Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernst Jünger, and Martin Heidegger, and the study concludes with an analysis of the philosophy of Jan Patocka.

The Cultural Matrix

Understanding Black Youth

Author: Orlando Patterson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674967305

Category: Social Science

Page: 685

View: 2375


The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.

Violence in Student Writing

A School Administrator's Guide

Author: Gretchen A. Oltman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452279217

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Your guide to action when student writing crosses the line At what point should violent student expressions be considered a legitimate threat? This legal handbook delves into the real-life experiences of administrators, teachers, and students to help you apply caution and logic in protecting your students' freedom of speech while also protecting the safety of everyone in the building. Gretchen Oltman, an experienced educator and licensed attorney, shows you how to: Prevent violence by creating a positive and safe school environment Guide teachers in assessing written threats of violence Evaluate writing outside the classroom, including texting and Facebook postings

Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800

Author: Herman Roodenburg

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814209688

Category: Social Science

Page: 826

View: 8423


This first volume of a two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are being controlled necessarily participate in and shape the manner in which they are regulated. Hardly passive victims of discipline and control, these folks instead claimed agency in that process, accepting and resisting -- and thus molding -- the controls under which they functioned. The essays in this volume focus on the interplay of ecclesiastical institutions and the emerging states, examining discipline from a bottom-up perspective. Book jacket.