Violence and Nonviolence Pathways to Understanding

ISBN-10: 0761926968

ISBN-13: 9780761926962

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gregg Barak

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Gregg Barak provides an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence & nonviolence. He addresses peace & conflict studies, legal rights, social justice & various nonviolent movements & develops an interdisciplinary theory of these two separate but inseparable phenomena.
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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction - Secrets of Violence and Nonviolence
Decreasing Violence and Increasing Nonviolence
Feelings and Structures
Private and Public Shame
A Germ Theory of Violence and Nonviolence
Violent and Nonviolent Rhetoric, Youth at Risk, and Implications for Peacemaking
Violence Against Youth Is More Important Than Violence by Youth
Organization of the Book
References
Types of Violence
Violence in Perspective
Sanctioned and Unsanctioned Violence: An Alternative Perspective
Violence as an Integral Part of American Life
American Violence in Historical Perspective
American Violence in Contemporary Perspective
American Violence in Comparative Perspective
A Reciprocal Approach to Studying Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
Interpersonal Violence
Harrassment and Silence
Homicide
Serial Killer
Retaliatory Bombing
Homosexual Panic Leading to Murder
Rape and Homicide
Situated Transactions
Altruisitic Killings
Motherhood and Mental Illness
Juvenile Victimization
Homosexual Juvenile Homicide
College Murder
High School Homicide
The Smiling Gunman
Physical and Sexual Child Abuse
Rapist Returns
Rape
Elder Rape and Murder
Stalking
Summary
References
Review Questions
Institutional Violence
Rampage in Central Park
The Hamburg Riot, 1876 Supremacy (2000)
The Birmingham Church Bombing, 1963
Family Violence
"Silence Ending About Abuse in Gay Relationships"
Childhood Maltreatment
School Violence
Youth Sports and Violence
Gang Violence
Do or Die
Police and Penal Violence
Police Torture
The Rampart Scandal
New Jersey Turnpike Shootings
Private Youth Prisons
Danger on Death Row
Summary
References
Review Questions
Structural Violence
Child Slave Labor
Postcolonial Violence
Genocide in the Americas
Corporate Violence
The Tobacco Industry
The ValuJet Crash
The Auto Industry
Underclass Violence
Hate Crimes Against the Homeless
Terrorist Violence
Institutional-Structural Violence
The War on Kids
Summary
References
Review Questions
Pathways to Violence
Explanations of Violence
Ad Hoc Explanations: General and Family Violence
Life-Course Models of Human Behavior: Causation, Time, and Violence
On the Reciprocity of Violent and Nonviolent Pathways
A Reciprocal Theory of Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
Media and Violence
Mass Media, Columbine, and the Middle East
A Dialogue on Media and Violence
Tania Modleski's Tale
America's Fascination With Mediated Violence
Violence and Media Context: The Direct and Indirect Effects
Mass Media: Production, Distortion, and Consumption
Summary
References
Review Questions
Sexuality and Violence
Philosophizing About Sexuality
Nature, Nurture, and Human Evolution
On Aggression and Nonaggression
Marking the Sexualities of Difference and Hierarchy
The Dialectics of Sexuality and the New Pornography
Sexuality, Androgyny, and Sadomasochism
Sexual Difference, Gender Identity, and Violence
Summary
References
Review Questions
Pathways to Nonviolence
Recovering From Violence
A Reciprocal Approach to Violence Recovery
Battered Women, Welfare, Poverty, Reciprocal Violence, and Recovery
Interpersonal Recovery
Institutional Recovery
Films, Recovery, and Vigilantism
Structural Recovery
Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Energy, and Recovery
Summary
References
Review Questions
Models of Nonviolence
On the Paradigms of Adversarialism and Mutualism
A Brief History of Nonviolent Struggle (1900-2000)
Models of Nonviolence
Positive Peacemaking
Summary
References
Review Questions
Policies of Nonviolence
A Summary Review of Victimization and the Pathways to Violence
A Review and Critique of the Adversarial War on Violence
Mutualism and the Struggle for Nonviolence
Nonviolent Policies That Prevent Antisocial Pathways to Violence
Nonviolent Policies That Build Pathways to Positive Peace, Human Rights, and Social Justice
Transformative Justice and Pathways to Violence and Nonviolence
References
Review Questions
Index
About the Author
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