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Violence and nonviolence : pathways to understanding

Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2003.
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Putting forth a reciprocal theory of violence and nonviolence, this book addresses virtually all forms of violence, from verbal abuse to genocide, and treats all of these expressions of violence as  Read more...

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Barak, Gregg.
Violence and nonviolence.
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2003
(OCoLC)650023119
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Barak
ISBN: 076192695X 9780761926955 0761926968 9780761926962
OCLC Number: 51242196
Description: xvii, 341 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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: Suicide ; Class, ethnicity, and gender violence ; Domestic violence ; Youth violence ; Gun violence ; Sexual violence ; Violence against the elderly ; Workplace violence ; Corporate, hate, and state violence --
American violence in comparative perspective --
A reciprocal approach to studying violence --
Interpersonal violence: Homicide ; Juvenile victimization ; Physical and sexual child abuse ; Rape ; Stalking --
Institutional violence: Family violence ; Childhood maltreatment ; School violence ; Gang violence ; Police and penal violence --
Structural violence: Postcolonial violence ; Corporate violence ; Underclass violence ; Terrorist violence ; Institutional-structural violence --
Pathways to violence. Explanations of violence. Ad hoc explanations : general and family violence --
Life-course models of human behavior : causation, time, and violence: Terrie Moffitt ; Robert Sampson and John Laub ; The social development model --
On the reciprocity of violent and nonviolent pathways: A violence and nonviolence continuum ; Properties of violence --
A reciprocal theory of violence: A narrative proof of reciprocal violence ; Killer boys : a case of lost childhood ; Suicidal terrorists : a case of secular despair ; Genocidal exterminators : a case of cultural denial --
Media and violence. Mass media, Columbine, and the Middle East --
America's fascination with mediated violence --
Violence and media context : the direct and indirect effects: Televised violence ; Sexually violent media --
Audience reception of mediated violence --
Mass media : production, distortion, and consumption: Violent content and its distortions ; Violence and cinema in postmodernism --
Sexuality and violence. Philosophizing about sex and sexuality --
Nature, nurture, and human evolution --
On aggression and nonaggression: A relational model of aggression ; An evolutionary perspective on sexual aggression --
Marketing the sexualities of difference and hierarchy: Bodies and sexualities --
Sexual difference, gender identity, and violence: Nonlethal relationship violence : heterosexual battering ; Lethal violence : familiar and unfamiliar homicide ; Gangs and violence-related behavior ; Child sex abusers ; Serial murderers --
Pathways to nonviolence. Recovering from violence. A reciprocal approach to violence recovery --
Interpersonal recovery : scenarios of victim recovery: Case 8.1: a sexual assault and attempted murder victim ; Case 8.2: a father who lost his 18-year-old son to murder ; Case 8.3: insults, outcasts, and intolerance toward a non-Christian radical student ; Case 8.4: the parents of a killed daughter meet the mother of the accused killer --
Perpetrators --
Bystanders --
Institutional recovery --
Structural recovery: Alternative forms of structural recovery ; Six basic principles. Models of nonviolence. On the paradigms of adversarialism and mutualism: Ritualizing adversarialism and mutualism ; On the dialectical ambivalence of adversarialism and mutualism --
A brief history of nonviolent struggle (1900-2000) --
Models of nonviolence: Mutuality ; Altruistic humanism ; Positive peacemaking ; Resilience --
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.
Responsibility: Gregg Barak.
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