Violence and Culture: A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Eller (Community College of Denver) surveys human violence from a wide cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective, blending accessible theoretical discussion with empirical analysis. Early chapters explore the theoretical options of three major disciplinary approaches, providing a conceptual and theoretical underpinning for discussion of the psychocultural, microsocial, and macrosocial foundations of violence and nonviolence. Six later chapters are grouped into three pairs on religious violence, political violence, and violence in American society, with case studies for each pair. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Jack David Eller earned his PhD in Anthropology from Boston University in 1991, after completing his own social science major at Hobart College. He has been teaching courses in both anthropology and sociology for over a decade, including the following: Cultural Anthropology, Economic Development and Culture, Comparative Cultures, Cultural Diversity in the Modern World, and Violence and Culture.
Table of Contents
1. Cross-cultural Approaches to Violence: The Problem of Definition and Research. 2. Theoretical Approaches to Violence: Biological, Psychological, and Social. 3. Violence in Cross-cultural Context: Introduction and Nonviolent Societies. 4. Violence in Cross-cultural Context: Traditional and Complex Violent Societies. 5. Gender and Intimate Violence. 6. Religious Violence: Introduction. 7. Religious Violence: Case Studies. 8. Political Violence: Introduction. 9. Political Violence: Case Studies. 10. Violence in American Society: Introduction. 11. Violence in American Society: Case Studies. Glossary of Selected Anthropological Terms. Bibliography.