Understanding Violence / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205316625
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/17/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with "Suggestions for Further Reading" and "Study Questions."

Introduction: "Understanding Violence?"

1. Biology. Niko Tinbergen, On War and Peace in Animals and Man.
Edward O. Wilson, On Human Nature.
David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton, Making Sense of Sex.
Klaus A. Miczek et al, An Overview of Biological Influences on Violent Behavior.

2. Psychology. Erich Fromm, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.
John Dollard et al, Frustration and Aggression.
Albert Bandura, Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis.
Leonard Berkowitz, On the Formation and Regulation of Anger and Aggression.
L.D. Eron et al, Does Television Violence Cause Aggression?
S. Milgram, Obedience to Authority.

3. Sociology. Lewis Coser, Some Social Functions of Violence.
Muzafer Sherif et al, Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation: The Robbers Cave Experiment.
Murray A. Straus, R.J. Geles, and S. Steinmetz, Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family.
J. Hanmer, Violence and the Social Control of Women.
Gordon Zahn, War and Religion in a Sociological Perspective.
Johan Galtung, Violence, Peace, and Peace Research.

4. Anthropology. Robert Murphy, Intergroup Hostility and Social Cohesion.
Napoleon Chagnon, Life Histories, Blood Revenge, and Warfare in a Tribal Population.
R. Bryan Ferguson, Yanomami Warfare.
Douglas P. Fry, Anthropological Perspectives on Aggression: SexDifferences and Cultural Variation.
Eric R. Wolf, Cycles of Violence: The Anthropology of War and Peace.

5. Political Science. Thucydides, The Melian Dialogue.
Robert Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation.
Thomas C. Schelling, The Strategy of Conflict.
Robert Jervis, War and Misperception.
Ted Gurr, Why Men Fight.
Franz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.
Kenneth Walz, Man, the State and War.

6. Criminology. James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Hernstein, Crime as Choice.
D. Black, Crime as Social Control.
Richard B. Felson, Predatory and Dispute-Related Violence: A Social Interactionist Approach.
R.D. Hare, Psychopathy: Theory and Research.
Seymour Halleck, Violence: Treatment versus Correction.

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