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Violence : thinking without banisters

Author: Richard J Bernstein
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a time when we are overwhelmed with talk and images of violence. Whether on television, the internet, films or the video screen, we can t escape representations of actual or fictional  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bernstein, Richard J.
Violence.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Bernstein
ISBN: 0745670881 9780745670881
OCLC Number: 880773278
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages .)
Contents: Acknowledgments vi Preface vii Introduction 1 1 The Aporias of Carl Schmitt 12 2 Walter Benjamin: Divine Violence? 46 3 Hannah Arendt: On Power and Violence 78 4 Frantz Fanon s Critique of Violence 105 5 Jan Assmann: The Mosaic Distinction and Religious Violence 128 6 Reflections on NonViolence and Violence 159 Notes 185 References 213 Name Index 217 Subject Index 222
Responsibility: Richard J. Bernstein.

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