Culture, Conflict and Children: Transmission of Violence to Children

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Culture, Conflict and Children examines various world cultures and their tolerance for violence. Focusing upon how attitudes affect the behavior of children, Basta also looks at neurobiological factors in the development of perception. Historical trends in the violence of different societies are explored, always with an understanding of the complexity of its sources. The disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences meet in this work, with the result that the reader is challenged to grapple with this ...

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Overview

Culture, Conflict and Children examines various world cultures and their tolerance for violence. Focusing upon how attitudes affect the behavior of children, Basta also looks at neurobiological factors in the development of perception. Historical trends in the violence of different societies are explored, always with an understanding of the complexity of its sources. The disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences meet in this work, with the result that the reader is challenged to grapple with this relevant and distressing topic.

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Examines the effect of violence on children around the world, and seeks to understand how children are transformed into agents of violence. Discusses the effects of single parenthood, abandonment, neglect, and differences in age patterns for violent behavior in boys and girls. Looks at violence by women against women, and harm done to women by abuse or neglect. Reviews some mechanisms of biological transmission and discusses the way the brain's and body's reactions are dependent on substances we ingest or produce. Also looks at environmental effects such as overcrowding and electromagnetic radiation on the propensity to violence. Lacks a subject index. Author information is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761817413
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Samir Sanad Basta was the Director of the UNICEF Office for Europe in Geneva from 1990 to 1995.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Notes on Definitions, References and Statistics Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Cultures of Violence Chapter 6 Childhood Chapter 7 Suicide Chapter 8 Women Chapter 9 Some Biology: Chemistry over Culture? Chapter 10 Environments Chapter 11 Some Aspects of Religion and Violence Chapter 12 The Influence of Mass Media Chapter 13 Epilogue Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index of Authors

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