Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology

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UPC:
9780631223498
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2003-11-07
Author:
Nancy Scheper-Hughes;Philippe I. Bourgois
Language:
english
Edition:
1st

Product Overview

From Hannah Arendts banality of evil to Joseph Conrads fascination of the abomination, humankind has struggled to make sense of human-upon-human violence. Edited by two of anthropologys most passionate voices on this subject, Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology is the only book of its kind available: a single volume exploration of social, literary, and philosophical theories of violence.


  • Brings together a sweeping collection of readings, drawn from a remarkable range of sources, that look at various conceptions and modes of violence.
  • Juxtaposes the routine violence of everyday life against the sudden outcropping of extraordinary violence such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the state violence of Argentinas Dirty War, and organized criminal violence.
  • Edited by two of the most prominent researchers in the field.
  • Offers a thought-provoking tool for students and thinkers from all walks of life: an exploration of violence at the broadest levels: personal, social, and political.

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