Anthropology Of Violence And Conflict

Anthropology Of Violence And Conflict

by Bettina Schmidt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415229065

ISBN-13: 9780415229067

Pub. Date: 02/22/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such as wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka as well as

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Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such as wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka as well as numerous less publicised conflicts, all aim to create a theory of violence as cross-culturally applicable as possible. Most importantly this volume uses the anthropology of violence as a tool to help in the possible prevention of violence and conflict in the world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415229067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/22/2001
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: violent imaginaries and violent practices1
2The violence in identity25
3Socio-cosmological contexts and forms of violence: war, vendetta, duels and suicide among the Yukpa of north-western Venezuela49
4The interpretation of violent worldviews: cannibalism and other violent images of the Caribbean76
5The enactment of 'tradition': Albanian constructions of identity, violence and power in times of crisis97
6Violence and culture: anthropological and evolutionary-psychological reflections on inter-group conflict in southern Ethiopia123
7Violent events in the Western Apache past: ethnohistory and ethno-ethnohistory143
8When silence makes history: gender and memories of war violence from Somalia161
9A turning point? From civil struggle to civil war in Sri Lanka176
10Predicament of war: Sarajevo experiences and ethics of war197
Index225

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