Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology / Edition 1

Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology / Edition 1

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631223487

ISBN-13: 9780631223481

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

"Drawing from a remarkable range of sources, the editors juxtapose the routine violence of everyday life against the sudden outcropping of unexpected, extraordinary violence such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the state violence of Argentina's Dirty War, revolution, vigilante "justice," and organized criminal violence." In Violence in War and Peace,…  See more details below

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"Drawing from a remarkable range of sources, the editors juxtapose the routine violence of everyday life against the sudden outcropping of unexpected, extraordinary violence such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the state violence of Argentina's Dirty War, revolution, vigilante "justice," and organized criminal violence." In Violence in War and Peace, Scheper-Hughes and Bourgois offer a thought-provoking tool for students and thinkers from all walks of life. It is an exploration of violence at the broadest levels: personal, social, and political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223481
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers in Anthropology Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.15(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Making Sense of Violence1
Pt. IConquest and Colonialism33
1From Heart of Darkness35
2Culture of Terror - Space of Death: Roger Casement's Putumayo Report and the Explanation of Torture39
3From Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America54
4Ishi's Brain, Ishi's Ashes: Anthropology and Genocide61
5Tribal Warfare69
6From The Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass74
Pt. IIThe Holocaust77
7Right of Death and Power Over Life79
8The Gray Zone83
9From Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil91
10Initiation to Mass Murder: The Jozefow Massacre101
11From This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen109
12From Maus: A Survivor's Tale, II: And Here My Troubles Began118
Pt. IIIThe Politics of Communal Violence121
13From "Hellhounds"123
14From Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania129
15From We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda136
Pt. IVWhy Do People Kill?143
16Behavioral Study of Obedience145
17Grief and a Headhunter's Rage150
18Why Did You Kill?: The Cambodian Genocide and the Dark Side of Face and Honor157
Pt. VThe State Amok: State Violence and Dirty Wars169
19Talking Terror171
20Bodies, Death, and Silence175
21Living in a State of Fear186
22Killing Priests, Nuns, Women, Children196
23The Fear of Indifference: Combatants' Anxieties about the Political Identity of Civilians during Argentina's Dirty War200
24On Cultural Anesthesia: From Desert Storm to Rodney King207
25The New War Against Terror: Responding to 9/11217
26Violence Foretold: Reflections on 9/11224
Pt. VIViolence and Political Resistance227
27Preface to Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth229
28From On Violence236
29Dirty Protest: Symbolic Overdetermination and Gender in Northern Ireland Ethnic Violence244
30Who's the Killer? Popular Justice and Human Rights in a South African Squatter Camp253
Pt. VIIPeacetime Crimes: Everyday Violence267
31Terror as Usual: Walter Benjamin's Theory of History as State of Siege269
32Symbolic Violence272
33Two Feet Under and a Cardboard Coffin: The Social Production of Indifference to Child Death275
34On Suffering and Structural Violence: A View from Below281
35Suffering Child: An Embodiment of War and Its Aftermath in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua290
36"The Lower Classes Smell," from The Road to Wigan Pier297
37US Inner-city Apartheid: The Contours of Structural and Interpersonal Violence301
38Denaturalizing Disaster: A Social Autopsy of the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave308
39The New "Peculiar Institution": On the Prison as Surrogate Ghetto318
Pt. VIIIGendered Violence325
40Language and Body: Transactions in the Construction of Pain327
41From The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War334
42Gendered and Symbolic Violence339
43The Everyday Violence of Gang Rape343
44Hooking Up: Protective Pairing for Punks348
45Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals354
Pt. IXTorture363
46From The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World365
47From Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror368
48The Wet Bag and Other Phantoms372
49The Treatment of Children in the 'Dirty War': Ideology, State Terrorism, and the Abuse of Children in Argentina378
Pt. XWitnessing/Writing Violence389
50From Maus: A Survivor's Tale, II: And Here My Troubles Began391
51Missing the Revolution: Anthropologists and the War in Peru395
52From War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents402
53With Genet in the Palestinian Field410
54The Anthropologist as Terrorist416
55An Alternative Anthropology: Exercising the Preferential Option for the Poor420
56The Continuum of Violence in War and Peace: Post-Cold War Lessons from El Salvador425
Pt. XIAftermaths435
57The Witness437
58Colonial War and Mental Disorders443
59From The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter453
60Undoing: Social Suffering and the Politics of Remorse in the New South Africa459
61From When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda468
62From The Burden of Memory: The Muse of Forgiveness475
Index478

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