This is an ethnographic collection of 12 edited talks and conversations from a conference on violence, conflict, and the world order held at Eastern Kentucky University. The conference was organized by Carole Garrison, Chair of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at EKU, who arranged for video recording and transcription of the talks and conversations. The collection is divided into two parts: domestic and global issues. Some of the topics examined include violence against women, restrictions on women's reproduction, culture and ideology, homeland security, terrorism and invasion, empire, and human rights. The talks themselves are framed by an insightful and exciting prologue and an intriguing epilogue by the editor.
Violence, Conflict, and World Order explores the relationship between globalizing social processes and recent changes in the level and forms of violence, representations of these changes and the varying state responses to them. It pinpoints how the development of neoliberal ideologies and forms of economic and political organization has an impact on a range of relationships between individuals and between individuals and wider institutional structures particularly when the consequences are criminal, repressive and socially destructive. The conversations introduce a wide range of contemporary, scholarly, and critical social scientific thinking accessible to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Those involved with Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Political Science Programs will be particularly interested.
Gregg Barak is professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Eastern Michigan University and a Visiting Distinguished Professor and Scholar, College of Justice & Safety, Eastern Kentucky University, where the conversations occurred in the Spring of 2004.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Violence in an Age of Globalization Part 2 Domestic Conversations Chapter 3 Homeland Security: Which Homeland and Whose Security? Chapter 4 Violence Against Women as Normative Chapter 5 Restrictions on Women's Reproduction in the United States Chapter 6 Rural Women, Violence, and Divorce Chapter 7 The World of Outlaw Bikers and Women Part 8 Global Conversations Chapter 9 Terrorism Post 9/11 Chapter 10 The Blurring of War and Law Enforcement Chapter 11 Crime and Crime Control in an Age of Globalization Chapter 12 White-Collar Crime and Globalization Chapter 13 Capital Punishment and Globilization Chapter 14 Invasion, Empire, and Human Rights Chapter 15 Epilogue: Human Rights, the Corporate State, and Social Justice in a Global Village