On Violence

Fanon provides the bridge between theory and praxis that seems to be lacking in
an academic understanding of violence. The heavily theoretical first chapter ("
Concerning Violence") in Wretched of the Earth 1s accompanied by later
chapters ...

On Violence

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822337690

Page: 578

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This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, including Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Osama bin Laden, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Bourdieu. The volume proceeds from the editors' contention that violence is always historically contingent; it must be contextualized to be understood. They argue that violence is a process rather than a discrete product. It is intrinsic to the human condition, an inescapable fact of life that can be channeled and reckoned with but never completely suppressed. Above all, they seek to illuminate the relationship between action and knowledge about violence, and to examine how one might speak about violence without replicating or perpetuating it. On Violence is divided into five sections. Underscoring the connection between violence and economic world orders, the first section explores the dialectical relationship between domination and subordination. The second section brings together pieces by political actors who spoke about the tension between violence and nonviolence—Gandhi, Hitler, and Malcolm X—and by critics who have commented on that tension. The third grouping examines institutional faces of violence—familial, legal, and religious—while the fourth reflects on state violence. With a focus on issues of representation, the final section includes pieces on the relationship between violence and art, stories, and the media. The editors' introduction to each section highlights the significant theoretical points raised and the interconnections between the essays. Brief introductions to individual selections provide information about the authors and their particular contributions to theories of violence. With selections by: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Osama bin Laden, Pierre Bourdieu, André Breton, James Cone, Robert M. Cover, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Engels, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Mohandas Gandhi, René Girard, Linda Gordon, Antonio Gramsci, Félix Guattari, G. W. F. Hegel, Adolf Hitler, Thomas Hobbes, Bruce B. Lawrence, Elliott Leyton, Catharine MacKinnon, Malcolm X, Dorothy Martin, Karl Marx, Chandra Muzaffar, James C. Scott, Kristine Stiles, Michael Taussig, Leon Trotsky, Simone Weil, Sharon Welch, Raymond Williams

Concerning Violence

An unblinking portrait of the anticolonial struggles of the 1960s, Concerning Violence combines more than one hundred and fifty arresting color and black-and-white photographs from Göran Hugo Olsson's award-winning documentary, with ...

Concerning Violence

Author: Göran Olsson


ISBN: 9781608465323

Page: 150

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A beautiful photographic exploration of the revolutionary movements in Africa in the sixties and seventies. An unblinking portrait of the anticolonial struggles of the 1960s,Concerning Violence combines more than one hundred and fifty arresting color and black-and-white photographs from G�ran Hugo Olsson’s award-winning documentary, with passages from Frantz Fanon’s classicThe Wretched of the Earth.Concerning Violence is a powerful commentary on the history of colonialism and struggles for self-determination, whose echoes remain with us today, and will introduce a new generation to Fanon, whom Angela Y. Davis has called "this century’s most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism."

Violence against Children in Kenya

As much as the stories concerning children and childhood can be unique to the
individual families and ethnic groups, the ... In order to explain the specific
attributes concerning violence and the multilayered contexts they occur, the
chapter has ...

Violence against Children in Kenya

Author: Alphonce C. L. Omolo

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830981724

Page: 243

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Children in Kenya continue to suffer diverse types of violence against them despite the fact that Kenyan laws are prohibiting violence and various prevention measures exist. In order to achieve effective prevention of violence, adequate knowledge of risk factors is imperative. In Kenya, such knowledge is lacking and there is limited attention given to the multifaceted nature of the social environment in which children grow up and how such environments aggravate violence against children as well as hinder prevention measures. This qualitative research applied the ecological model of socialisation of Urie Bronfenbrenner as its theoretical and analytical framework in examining risk factors and consequences, responses and projects. In assessing what is being done to prevent violence against children in Kenya, the author reviews existing projects and policies that shape prevention measures including the possible influence of international conventions. He also analyses diverse sets of ideas, attitudes, philosophies and practices that explain the similar and the different notions of childhood in African and in Western settings. Exploring the social construction of violence, the author examines ideas and discourses that explain the heterogeneous characteristics of violence and how their understanding, occurrence and severity vary from culture to culture. Alphonce C. L. Omolo (born 1966 in Kisumu, Kenya) studied Childhood (Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights) at the Institute of Education, University of London. He completed his doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) at the Faculty for Philosophy and Educational Research in the Field of Comparative Education at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, in 2014. He has extended experience and worked in different capacities in street children and other children's programmes in Kenya and Tanzania between 1987 and 2010.

Erotic Justice

submitted a series of annual reports to the UN General Assembly addressing the
issue of violence against women.3 ... 9(a), E/CN 4/1997/47 (1997) (concerning
violence in the community); Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence
Against ...

Erotic Justice

Author: Ratna Kapur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135310548

Page: 228

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The essays in Erotic Justice address the ways in which law has been implicated in contemporary debates dealing with sexuality, culture and `different' subjects - including women, sexual minorities, Muslims and the transnational migrant. Law is analyzed as a discursive terrain, where these different subjects are excluded or included in the postcolonial present on terms that are reminiscent of the colonial encounter and its treatment of difference. Bringing a postcolonial feminist legal analysis to her discussion, Kapur is relentless in her critiques on how colonial discourses, cultural essentialism, and victim rhetoric are reproduced in universal, liberal projects such as human rights and international law, as well as in the legal regulation of sexuality and culture in a postcolonial context. Drawing her examples from postcolonial India, Ratna Kapur demonstrates the theoretical and disruptive possibilities that the postcolonial subject brings to international law, human rights, and domestic law. In the process, challenges are offered to the political and theoretical constructions of the nation, sexuality, cultural authenticity, and women's subjectivity.

Domestic Violence

In addition, as a result of international movements such as United Nations
activities concerning violence against women, public organizations are starting to
intervene in civil disputes even though there used to be a rule of non-intervention
for ...

Domestic Violence

Author: Randal W. Summers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311642

Page: 200

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Historically, in most cultures, domestic violence has been an accepted fact of life. Only in recent years has it begun to be viewed as a criminal and social problem. This informative reference resource allows students to compare and contrast the ways in which domestic abuse is viewed and handled by thirteen different representative countries from around the world. This international perspective encourages students to recognize the problem as a global one, providing greater insight into the ways in which we can address it and find solutions to prevent it world wide.

Violence in the Family

It is clear that concern about violence in the family has reached such a pitch that it
cannot be ignored . Society as a whole has to make certain moral judgements
concerning the control of violence , the management of the violent and the ...

Violence in the Family

Author: Marie Borland

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719006449

Page: 148

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Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States

This chapter investigates the impact of international treaties about women's rights
(the CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action) on government action
concerning violence against women in fifteen post- Soviet countries. In recent
years ...

Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States

Author: Katalin Fábián

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025300473X

Page: 384

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Domestic violence has emerged as a significant public policy issue of transnational character and mobilization in the postcommunist era in Europe and Eurasia, as global forces have interacted with the agendas of governments, local and international women's groups, and human rights activists. The result of extensive collaboration among scholars and activist-practitioners -- many from postcommunist countries -- this volume examines the development of state policies, changes in public perceptions, and the interaction of national and international politics.

Violence in Roman Egypt

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e The translations that follow are of the extant petitions concerning violence, as
well as a few other documents that have struck me as particularly illustrative ...

Violence in Roman Egypt

Author: Ari Z. Bryen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208218

Page: 376

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What can we learn about the world of an ancient empire from the ways that people complain when they feel that they have been violated? What role did law play in people's lives? And what did they expect their government to do for them when they felt harmed and helpless? If ancient historians have frequently written about nonelite people as if they were undifferentiated and interchangeable, Ari Z. Bryen counters by drawing on one of our few sources of personal narratives from the Roman world: over a hundred papyrus petitions, submitted to local and imperial officials, in which individuals from the Egyptian countryside sought redress for acts of violence committed against them. By assembling these long-neglected materials (also translated as an appendix to the book) and putting them in conversation with contemporary perspectives from legal anthropology and social theory, Bryen shows how legal stories were used to work out relations of deference within local communities. Rather than a simple force of imperial power, an open legal system allowed petitioners to define their relationships with their local adversaries while contributing to the body of rules and expectations by which they would live in the future. In so doing, these Egyptian petitioners contributed to the creation of Roman imperial order more generally.

Music Politics and Violence

states of ascendency and decline, a tradition that can be traced back through
such texts as Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence”; Franz Fanon's “
Concerning Violence”; Hannah Arendt's On Violence; and more recently, those
debates and ...

Music  Politics  and Violence

Author: Susan Fast

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573396

Page: 320

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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

Critique of Violence

In it, as Benjamin noted in a letter to Scholem, he aspired to have captured the
element of violence: “There are still questions concerning violence that I do not
touch on in this essay, but I nevertheless hope that it has something essential to

Critique of Violence

Author: Beatrice Hanssen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317835107

Page: 320

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Critique of Violence is a highly original and lucid investigation of the heated controversy between poststructuralism and critical theory. Leading theorist Beatrice Hanssen uses Walter Benjamin's essay 'Critique of Violence' as a guide to analyse the contentious debate, shifting the emphasis from struggle to dialogue between the two parties. Regarding the questions of critique and violence as the major meeting points between both traditions, Hanssen positions herself between the two in an effort to investigate what critical theory and poststructuralism have to offer each other. In the course of doing so, she assembles imaginative new readings of Benjamin, Arendt, Fanon and Foucault, and incisively explores the politics of recognition, the violence of language, and the future of feminist theory. This groundbreaking book will be essential reading for all students of continental philosophy, political theory, social studies and comparative literature. Also available in this series: Essays on Otherness Hb: 0-415-13107-3: £50.00 Pb: 0-415-13108-1: £15.99 Hegel After Derrida Hb: 0-415-17104-4: £50.00 Pb: 0-415-17105-9: £15.99 The Hypocritical Imagination Hb: 0-415-21361-4: £47.50 Pb: 0-415-21362-2: £15.99 Philosophy and Tragedy Hb: 0-415-19141-6: £45.00 Pb: 0-415-19142-4: £14.99 Textures of Light Hb: 0-415-14273-3: £42.50 Pb: 0-415-14274-1: £13.99 Very Little ... Almost Nothing Pb: 0-415-12821-8: £47.50 Pb: 0-415-12822-6: £15.99

New Hollywood Violence

Though depicting gang life is not really Eminem's lyrical province , his cultivated
transgressions , violent postures , and ... Thus a common confusion in the
ongoing discourse concerning violence in the media , especially in the hubbub
over ...

New Hollywood Violence

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067235

Page: 331

View: 958

Exploring the depiction of violence and related issues in Hollywood productions, this book focuses on the motivations and cultural politics of violence on the big screen, as well as its effects on viewers and society as a whole.

Making an Impact

Children and Domestic Violence : a Reader Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson,
Nicola Harwin ... Ulbrich and Huber's ( 1981 ) telephone survey of attitudes
concerning violence to women found that men , but not women , were more likely
to ...

Making an Impact

Author: Marianne Hester

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853028441

Page: 194

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"Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence focuses on the children who experience domestic violence and lays guidelines for how best to support and protect them." "Produced by a consortium consisting of the NSPCC, Barnardo's and the Domestic Violence Research Group at the University of Bristol, and commissioned by the Department of Health, this Reader will enable professionals working with children to develop informed, sophisticated and collaborative child care and protection responses for children who are experiencing domestic violence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Violence Abuse and Neglect

... of the overwhelming historical and current research evidence concerning
violence, there can be little doubt that America has a serious social, political, and
economic problem. For violence has social, political, and economic

Violence  Abuse  and Neglect

Author: Myron R. Utech

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780930390198

Page: 303

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Violence, Abuse and Neglect provides a systematic exposition of the national problem of domestic violence and how public and private agencies have dealt with it. Looking at the four major types of domestic violence (child, spouse, adolescent and elder) and placing domestic violence in the context of violence in the larger American society, Utech's book works well in sociology, criminal justice, social work, psychology and healthcare.

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War

Violence poses a challenge for historical analysis, as it encompasses both the
reality of the human experience of physical force and ... concerning violence
against prisoners led to the further radicalisation of prisoner mistreatment,
through an ...

Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War

Author: Heather Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521117585

Page: 451

View: 352

First in-depth, comparative study of the treatment of prisoners of war during the First World War.

Stop Domestic Violence

There are lots of new laws concerning violence against women, | and many
people, also known as lawyers, don't know the first thing about these laws. Ask
the police what laws apply to your situation. Ask your shelter. Find ways of
staying safe.

Stop Domestic Violence

Author: Louis Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466885211

Page: 203

View: 524

Thanks to the Simpson case, domestic violence is no longer a dirty little secret. It remains, however, a devastating problem, and even more, a deadly killer. What is the answer? In 1994, Lou Brown, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, gave us one solution by establishing a foundation in his daughter's name that provides urgently needed funding to battered women's shelters across the country. Now he goes a step further, and with the help of a like-minded pastor and a legal activist who has been battered, offers hope and practical strategies for combating domestic violence. In a book whose first half is geared to support network people like himself--parents, families, friends, both personal and professional, and acquaintances who can and should make a difference--and whose second half is directed at the victims of abuse, here is an action plan for battered women and those around them. Stop Domestic Violence offers a checklist for the victim of domestic violence, from obtaining restraining orders to getting the support network on her side. Here are steps on how to combat battering within families, within communities, within homes and at the legislative level. For Concerned Friends and Family: - What makes these men do it, and is there a cure for them? - Why do women stay? - What can I do to help a battered woman? And for the Victim--How do I: - Get stronger on the inside? - Deal with the legal system? - Stay sane in a shelter? - Stay save and begin recovery? This is a how-to book--practical, easy to use--and it just might save a life.

Buddhism and Violence

... the adaptation of Buddhist discourses concerning violence to serve the
demands of a modern military; and the ways in which individual chaplains
brought their religious practice to bear in dealing with solders, on and off the

Buddhism and Violence

Author: Vladimir Tikhonov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136277072

Page: 276

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It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western standards of ‘peaceful’ behavior. This stereotype – which may well be termed ‘positive Orientalism,’ since it is based on assumption that an ‘Oriental’ religion would be more faithful to its original non-violent teachings than Western Christianity – has been periodically challenged by enthusiastic acquiescence by monastic Buddhism to the most brutal sorts of warfare. This volume demolishes this stereotype, and produces instead a coherent, nuanced account on the modern Buddhist attitudes towards violence and warfare, which take into consideration both doctrinal logic of Buddhism and the socio-political situation in Asian Buddhist societies. The chapters in this book offer a deeper analysis of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes towards violence than previous volumes, grounded in an awareness of Buddhist doctrines and the recent history of nationalism, as well as the role Buddhism plays in constructions of national identity. The international team of contributors includes scholars from Thailand, Japan, and Korea.

Critical Issues on Violence Against Women

We thank our colleagues and the hundreds of students at our respective
universities who were compelled to listen and help reflect on our ideas
concerning violence against women and concerns about policy failures. over the
years, your ...

Critical Issues on Violence Against Women

Author: Holly Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135006032

Page: 268

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Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a rich variety of pedagogical features, this innovative new textbook on violence against women is specifically designed to provoke debate, interrogate assumptions and encourage critical thinking about this global issue. This book presents a range of critical reflections on the strengths and limitations of responses to violent crimes against women and how they have evolved to date. Each section is introduced with an overview of a particular topic by an expert in the field, followed by thoughtful reflections by researchers, practitioners, or advocates that incorporate new research findings, a new initiative, or innovative ideas for reform. Themes covered include: advances in measurement of violence against women, justice system responses to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, victim crisis and advocacy, behaviour change programs for abusers, and prevention of violence against women. Each section is supplemented with learning objectives, critical thinking questions and lists of further reading and resources to encourage discussion and to help students to appreciate the contested nature of policy. The innovative structure will bring debate alive in the classroom or seminar and makes the book perfect reading for courses on violence against women, gender and crime, victimology, and crime prevention.

Violence Identity and Self determination

In it , as Benjamin noted in a letter to Scholem , he aspired to have captured the
essence of violence : " There are still questions concerning violence that I do not
touch on in this essay , but I nevertheless hope that it has something essential to

Violence  Identity  and Self determination

Author: Hent de Vries

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729963

Page: 401

View: 752

With the collapse of the bipolar system of global rivalry that dominated world politics after the Second World War, and in an age that is seeing the return of “ethnic cleansing” and “identity politics,” the question of violence, in all of its multiple ramifications, imposes itself with renewed urgency. Rather than concentrating on the socioeconomic or political backgrounds of these historical changes, the contributors to this volume rethink the concept of violence, both in itself and in relation to the formation and transformation of identities, whether individual or collective, political or cultural, religious or secular. In particular, they subject the notion of self-determination to stringent scrutiny: is it to be understood as a value that excludes violence, in principle if not always in practice? Or is its relation to violence more complex and, perhaps, more sinister? Reconsideration of the concepts, the practice, and even the critique of violence requires an exploration of the implications and limitations of the more familiar interpretations of the terms that have dominated in the history of Western thought. To this end, the nineteen contributors address the concept of violence from a variety of perspectives in relation to different forms of cultural representation, and not in Western culture alone; in literature and the arts, as well as in society and politics; in philosophical discourse, psychoanalytic theory, and so-called juridical ideology, as well as in colonial and post-colonial practices and power relations. The contributors are Giorgio Agamben, Ali Behdad, Cathy Caruth, Jacques Derrida, Michael Dillon, Peter Fenves, Stathis Gourgouris, Werner Hamacher, Beatrice Hanssen, Anselm Haverkamp, Marian Hobson, Peggy Kamuf, M. B. Pranger, Susan M. Shell, Peter van der Veer, Hent de Vries, Cornelia Vismann, and Samuel Weber.

De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliae

And that cognisance should be held concerning possession prior to property , if
violence has been used , is proved froin the Digest on the Julian Law on the
subject of public violence , in the passage which comiences “ If concerning
violence ...

De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliae

Author: Henry de Bracton




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