9780230577190

Aspects of Violence A Critical Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230577190

  • ISBN10:

    0230577199

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

While most analyses dont define violence and regard it as an essentially contested concept, this book argues for an ontological definition of violence as a reduction of being. This enables a critical sociology to move beyond tacit acceptance of a historically contingent definition of violence as profferred by the state.

Author Biography

WILLEM SCHINKEL is Associate Professor of Theoretical Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
The Concept and Observation of Violence
Introduction: Aspects of Violencep. 3
The Definition of Violence – Part Ip. 16
The Definition of Violence – Part IIp. 45
From Critique of Violence to Autotelic Violence: Rereading Walter Benjaminp. 84
Violence in Social Science
The Will to Violencep. 107
The Continuation of Violence by Other Means: Terrorismp. 136
A Note on Causes of High School Violencep. 154
The Trias Violentiaep. 165
For a New Social Science of Violencep. 203
Notesp. 230
Referencesp. 232
Indexp. 245
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