Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding / Edition 1

Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding / Edition 1

by Gregg L Barak
     
 

ISBN-10: 076192695X

ISBN-13: 9780761926955

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding is the first book to provide an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence and nonviolence in one volume. Eminent scholar and award-winning author Gregg Barak examines virtually all forms of violence—from verbal abuse to genocide—and treats all of these expressions of

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Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding is the first book to provide an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence and nonviolence in one volume. Eminent scholar and award-winning author Gregg Barak examines virtually all forms of violence—from verbal abuse to genocide—and treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional, and structural occurrences. In the context of recovery and nonviolence, Barak addresses peace and conflict studies, legal rights, social justice, and various nonviolent movements. Employing an interdisciplinary framework, Barak emphasizes the importance of culture, media, sexuality, gender, and social structure in developing a comprehensive theory of these two separate, but inseparable phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761926955
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
INTRODUCTION - Secrets of Violence and Nonviolence
Decreasing Violence and Increasing Nonviolence
Feelings and Structures
Private and Public Shame
A Germ Theory of Violence and Nonviolence
Violent and Nonviolent Rhetoric, Youth at Risk, and Implications for Peacemaking
Violence Against Youth Is More Important Than Violence by Youth
Organization of the Book
References
PART I: TYPES OF VIOLENCE
Chapter One: Violence in Perspective
Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Violence: An Alternative Perspective
Violence as an Integral Part of American Life
American Violence in Historical Perspective
American Violence in Contemporary Perspective
American Violence in Comparative Perspective
A Reciprocal Approach to Studying Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Two: Interpersonal Violence
Box 2.1 Harrassment and Silence
Homicide
Box 2.2 Serial Killer
Box 2.3 Retaliatory Bombing
Box 2.4 Homosexual Panic Leading to Murder
Box 2.5 Rape and Homicide
Box 2.6 Situated Transactions
Box 2.7 Altruisitic Killings
Box 2.8 Motherhood and Mental Illness
Juvenile Victimization
Box 2.9 Homosexual Juvenile Homicide
Box 2.10 College Murder
Box 2.11 High School Homicide
Box 2.12 The Smiling Gunman
Physical and Sexual Child Abuse
Box 2.13 Rapist Returns
Rape
Box 2.14 Elder Rape and Murder
Stalking
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Three: Institutional Violence
Box 3.1 Rampage in Central Park
Box 3.2 The Hamburg Riot, 1876
Supremacy (2000)

Box 3.3 The Birmingham Church Bombing, 1963
Family Violence
Box 3.4 "Silence Ending About Abuse in Gay Relationships "
Childhood Maltreatment
School Violence
Box 3.5 Youth Sports and Violence
Gang Violence
Box 3.6 Do or Die
Police and Penal Violence
Box 3.7 Police Torture
Box 3.8 The Rampart Scandal
Box 3.9 New Jersey Turnpike Shootings
Box 3.10 Private Youth Prisons
Box 3.11 Danger on Death Row
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Four: Structural Violence
Box 4.1 Child Slave Labor
Postcolonial Violence
Box 4.2 Genocide in the Americas
Corporate Violence
Box 4.3 The Tobacco Industry
Box 4.4 The Valu Jet Crash
Box 4.5 The Auto Industry
Underclass Violence
Box 4.6 Hate Crimes Against the Homeless
Terrorist Violence
Institutional-Structural Violence
Box 4.7 The War on Kids
Summary
References
Review Questions
PART II: PATHWAYS TO VIOLENCE
Chapter Five: Explanations of Violence
Ad Hoc Explanations: General and Family Violence
Life-Course Models of Human Behavior: Causation, Time, and Violence
On the Reciprocity of Violent and Nonviolent Pathways
A Reciprocal Theory of Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Six: Media and Violence
Mass Media, Columbine, and the Middle East
Box 6.1 A Dialogue on Media and Violence
Box 6.2 Tania Modleski's Tale
America's Fascination With Mediated Violence
Violence and Media Context: The Direct and Indirect Effects
Mass Media: Production, Distortion, and Consumption
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Seven: Sexuality and Violence
Philosophizing About Sexuality
Nature, Nurture, and Human Evolution
On Aggression and Nonaggression
Marking the Sexualities of Difference and Hierarchy
Box 7.1 The Dialectics of Sexuality and the New Pornography
Box 7.2 Sexuality, Androgyny, and Sadomasochism
Sexual Difference, Gender Identity, and Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
PART III: PATHWAYS TO NONVIOLENCE
Chapter Eight: Recovering From Violence
A Reciprocal Approach to Violence Recovery
Box 8.1 Battered Women, Welfare, Poverty, Reciprocal Violence, and Recovery
Interpersonal Recovery
Institutional Recovery
Box 8.2 Films, Recovery, and Vigilantism
Structural Recovery
Box 8.3 Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Energy, and Recovery
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Nine: Models of Nonviolence
On the Paradigms of Adversarialism and Mutualism
A Brief History of Nonviolent Struggle (1900-2000)
Models of Nonviolence
Positive Peacemaking
Summary
References
Review Questions
Chapter Ten: Policies of Nonviolence
A Summary Review of Victimization and the Pathways to Violence
A Review and Critique of the Adversarial War on Violence
Mutualism and the Struggle for Nonviolence
Nonviolent Policies That Prevent Antisocial Pathways to Violence
Nonviolent Policies That Build Pathways to Positive Peace, Human Rights, and Social Justice
Transformative Justice and Pathways to Violence and Nonviolence
References
Review Questions
Index
About the Author

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