Sociology of War and Violence

ISBN-10: 0521731690
ISBN-13: 9780521731690
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $63.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Sinia Maleevi� is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has written and edited many books, chapters and journal articles including Ernest Gellner and Contemporary Social Thought (with Mark Haugaard, Cambridge, 2007), Identity as Ideology: Understanding Ethnicity and Nationalism (2006) and The Sociology of Ethnicity (2004).

Acknowledgments
Introduction: war, violence and the social
The cumulative bureaucratisation of coercion
Centrifugal idcologisation
The plan of the book
Collective violence and sociological theory
War and violence in classical social thought
Introduction
The 'holy trinity' and organised violence
The bellicose tradition in classical social thought
The contemporary relevance of bellicose thought
The contemporary sociology of organised violence
Introduction
The sources of violence and warfare: biology, reason or culture?
Organisational materialism: war, violence and the state
From coercion to ideology
Conclusion
War in time and space
War and violence before modernity
Introduction
Collective violence before warfare
War and violence in antiquity
War and violence in the medieval era
The institutional seeds of early modernity: war, violence and the birth of discipline
Conclusion
Organised violence and modernity
Introduction
Modernity and violence: an ontological dissonance?
The cumulative bureaucratisation of coercion
The centrifugal ideologisation of coercion
War and violence between ideology and social organisation
Conclusion
The social geographies of warfare
Introduction
The old world
The new world
Conclusion
Warfare: ideas and practices
Nationalism and war
Introduction
Warfare and group homogeneity
The structural origins of national 'solidarity'
Conclusion
War propaganda and solidarity
Introduction
War propaganda
Killing, dying and micro-level solidarity
Conclusion
War, violence and social divisions
Social stratification, warfare and violence
Introduction
Stratification without collective violence?
Stratification through war and violence
Warfare and the origins of social stratification
Justifying social hierarchies
Conclusion
Gendering of war
Introduction
The innate masculinity of combat?
Cultural givens?
The patriarchal legacy?
Gender, social organisation and ideology
Conclusion
Organised violence in the twenty-first century
New wars?
Introduction
The new-wars paradigm
The sociology of new warfare
Warfare between the nation-state and globalisation
The objectives of contemporary wars
What is old and what is new?
Conclusion
References
Index

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