Download E-books Foundations of Violence (Death and the Displacement of Beauty) PDF

The pursuit of loss of life and the affection of loss of life has characterised Western tradition from Homeric instances via centuries of Christianity, taking specific lethal shapes in Western postmodernity. This necrophilia exhibits itself in destruction and violence, in a spotlight on different worlds and degradation of this one, and in hatred of the physique, feel and sexuality. In her significant new publication undertaking Death and the Displacement of Beauty, Grace M. Jantzen seeks to disrupt this want for demise, commencing a brand new reputation of good looks and wish that makes it attainable to decide on life.
Foundations of Violence enters the traditional international of Homer, Sophocles, Plato and Aristotle to discover the family tree of violence in Western inspiration via its emergence in Greece and Rome. It uncovers origins of rules of loss of life from the 'beautiful loss of life' of Homeric heroes to the gendered distress of battle, exhibiting the tensions among those that attempted to dispose of worry of dying by way of denying its value, and people like Plotinus who regarded to a different international, looking lifestyles and wonder in one other realm.

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Download E-books Prison Rape: Law, Media, and Meaning (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship) PDF

By Michael A. Smyth

Concentrating on discourse generated among 1969 and 2006 within the felony area and within the print information media, the writer takes an historical-interpretive method of remove darkness from the function of cultural forces and attendant ideologies in shaping the contours of the phenomenon generally known as "prison rape." finding this paintings in the sociology of punishment, the writer employs body research and attracts on formerly unrelated literatures Garland's cultural analytic version and constitutive criminal scholarship to supply a family tree of discourse approximately sexual attack in carceral settings as happen in vital arenas of that means making. as well as offering an in depth research of the customarily counterintuitive courting among those discourses over the years, the booklet considers the hot unanimous passage of the felony Rape removing Act (2003) at a hugely punitive ancient second in a country that has frequently most well liked to litigate instead of legislate questions round the therapy of these it incarcerates.

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Download E-books Violent Night: Urban Leisure and Contemporary Culture PDF

By Simon Winlow

Current public coverage has patently didn't stick with it most sensible of the hot tendencies in either intake and destruction which make city facilities harmful and crime-ridden parts. providing an unique process, Violent Night makes use of robust insider money owed to discover the underlying explanations of either sanctioned, specialist male violence and felony acts. Interviews with the police, inner most protection team of workers, gangsters and the sufferers of violence demonstrate the advanced feelings that encompass either the perpetration and determination of crime. The authors exhibit new strategy is required to effectively rehabilitate a tradition suffering and failing to accommodate escalating violent crime.

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Download E-books Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses PDF

By Neil Chakraborti

Hate crime is a very pernicious type of legal behaviour that has major affects upon sufferers, their households and wider groups. during this considerably revised and up-to-date variation the ebook examines the character, quantity and harms of hate crime, and the effectiveness of felony justice responses to it. It covers racist, religiously encouraged, homophobic, disablist and transphobic hate crime, in addition to different kinds of exact victimisation equivalent to gendered hostility, elder abuse, assaults upon substitute subcultures and violence opposed to intercourse staff and the homeless. The ebook additionally assesses the complexities and controversies surrounding hate crime laws and policy-making, in addition to the ongoing demanding situations linked to the policing of hate.

 

The moment variation good points multiplied discussions of overseas views and modern issues resembling on-line hate and cyberbullying, in addition to a number of case reviews masking matters resembling lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the a ways correct. The e-book incorporates a variety of hyperlinks to on-line fabric that accompany the broad lists of extra examining in every one chapter. 

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Download E-books Blood and Violence in Early Modern France PDF

By Stuart Carroll

French manners and civility have been the version for eu civilization, whereas feud is linked to backward societies. but in France hundreds of thousands of guys died in duels during which the intended ideas of honour have been on a regular basis flouted. during this distinct and unique booklet Stuart Carroll explores the character of vengeance and divulges the darkish part of Renaissance civilization.

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Download E-books Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging PDF

By Sebastian Junger

We have a robust intuition to belong to small teams outlined by way of transparent objective and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been mostly misplaced in smooth society, yet regaining it can be the main to our mental survival.

a long time prior to the yank Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers have been continually fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians virtually by no means did an analogous. Tribal society has been exerting a virtually gravitational pull on Westerners for centuries, and the explanation lies deep in our evolutionary earlier as a communal species. the latest instance of that allure is wrestle veterans who come domestic to discover themselves lacking the really intimate bonds of platoon lifestyles. The lack of closeness that comes on the finish of deployment may possibly clarify the excessive charges of post-traumatic pressure affliction suffered through army veterans today.

Combining heritage, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we will be able to examine from tribal societies approximately loyalty, belonging, and the everlasting human quest for which means. It explains the irony that-for many veterans in addition to civilians-war feels greater than peace, adversity can change into a blessing, and failures are often remembered extra fondly than weddings or tropical vacation trips. TRIBE explains why we're superior after we come jointly, and the way that may be accomplished even in ultra-modern divided world.

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Download E-books Peaceful Persuasion: The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (Suny Series in Communication Studies) PDF

By Ellen W Gorsevski

This notable ebook asserts that nonviolent rhetoric, principally ignored before, helps clash transformation while utilized to modern political communique. Ellen W. Gorsevski explores the pragmatic nonviolence of Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov, the visible rhetoric of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and an anti-racist crusade in Billings, Montana. In so doing, she establishes a origin for theorizing how conflicts will be understood, avoided, controlled, or decreased by means of applying peace-minded rhetorical capacity. peaceable Persuasion highlights the nice percentages, in addition to deep tasks, of rhetorical offerings made at the geopolitical scene and uncovers the transformative capability of spotting the social, cultural, and political price of nonviolence in fostering democracy.

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Download E-books Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides (Social and Psychological Issues: Challenges and Solutions) PDF

By Albert R. Roberts

Each 12 months, approximately 33 percentage of all girls and three percentage of all males murdered within the usa, are killed by means of a so-called intimate, a wife, companion, or lover. national, homicide via an intimate is the #1 explanation for loss of life for pregnant girls. And homicide through an intimate is not only an American challenge. a eu activity strength lately chanced on family violence bills for 25 percentage of all homicides in London, and 35 percentage throughout England and Wales. during this well timed booklet, van Wormer and Roberts describe the matter, and what they've got noticeable and heard at the entrance traces with either men and women who've escaped family violence that was once escalating towards lethal degrees. The textual content examines not just the psychology of the batterer yet of family homicide, and family murder-suicide. Drawn from the event and insights of those widely-known social employees, the textual content incorporates a defense plan for these in danger and a bankruptcy supplying narratives of ladies in criminal for killing their abusive husband or partner.

Drawing at the event and insights of those widely-known social employees, Death by means of family Violence separates household violence myths and proof, explains the tense bonding that happens among batterer and sufferer, and information how one side of the answer may be school-based interventions and schooling. The e-book culminates with concepts for additional aid of damage and a security plan for these at risk.

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