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dc.contributor.authorWästerfors, David
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-18T07:22:25Z
dc.date.available2022-08-18T07:22:25Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58002
dc.description.abstractThis book considers how the concept of violence has been interpreted, used, defined, and explored by social researchers and thinkers. It does not provide a final answer to the question of what violence is or how it should be explained (or prevented), and instead offers a variety of useful ways of thinking about and theorising the phenomenon, mainly from a sociological standpoint. It outlines four ways of understanding violence: • Violence as situation: the tension that exists between category-driven and situational explanations. • Violence as speciality: the study of particularly violent actors, and how they may be understood by reference to childhood histories, technologies, institutions, culture, class, and gender. • Violence as politics: political violence and violent politics. • Violence as storytelling: representations of violence from a narrative perspective. Concluding with reflections on possible convergences between the four approaches and new directions for research, this book offers a unique and experimental approach to discussing and reconstructing the concept of violence. It is essential reading for criminologists, sociologists, and philosophers alike.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in Crime and Societyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JK Social services and welfare, criminology::JKV Crime and criminologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBA Social theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFK Violence and abuse in societyen_US
dc.subject.otherChildhood history;Gender;Institutions;Narrative perspective;Political Violence;representations of violence;Sociology;storytelling;Technologies;Violence;Violence as storytelling;Violent actors;violent politicsen_US
dc.titleViolenceen_US
dc.title.alternativeSituation, Speciality, Politics, and Storytellingen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003263579en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy4132e290-e9a8-4f81-aa49-52c7c17e3065en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032204383en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032204482en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781000623994en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages136en_US


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