The Violent Social World of Black Men / Edition 1by William Oliver
Pub. Date: 09/18/1998
Understanding the Brutal World of African American MenThe Violent Social World of Black Men offers penetrating new insights into one of our society's greatest problems? the high incidence of violence between African American men. In this book, criminologist William Oliver discusses the causes and effects of black-on-black violence and provides an insider's
Understanding the Brutal World of African American MenThe Violent Social World of Black Men offers penetrating new insights into one of our society's greatest problems? the high incidence of violence between African American men. In this book, criminologist William Oliver discusses the causes and effects of black-on-black violence and provides an insider's perspective behind the myriad of circumstances that lead to violent confrontations.Praise for The Violent Social World of Black Men"Illuminating one of the central problems of our time, Oliver lets us listen to violence; perpetrators describe their violent involvement and discuss their disclosures. No one has come closer to providing an insider's view of violent encounters in the inner city." Hans Toch, distinguished professor, State University of New York at Albany"This book gives us greater insight into the problems that face young black men in America. Since violence is epidemic among young black males, this book is -must reading' for anyone seeking solutions to this crisis."Alvin F. Poussaint, clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School"Riveting and compelling. I highly recommAnd this book. It should be required reading for those who truly want to understand and solve one of society's most complex problems-violence in America.Richard Majors, past chairman and cofounder, National Council of African American Men and coauthor of Cool Pose: The Dilemmas of Black Manhood in America"This book provides insights that authentically depict the experiences of many black men. This book helps to increase our understanding about those factors that shape black men's attitudes and behaviors associated with violence."Oliver J. Williams, associate professor of social work, University of Minnesota
Table of Contents
1. Violence Among Black Males.
2. Perspectives on Causation.
3. Black Bars: Social Functions and Compulsive Masculinity Displays.
4. Toward the Development of a Conceptual Framework.
5. Methods and Sample.
6. Hanging Out.
7. The Violence Process.
8. Discussion of Findings.
9. Research and Prevention Implications.
Appendix: Barroom Violence Interview Schedule.
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