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Violence and Society

Violence and Society

Second Edition

© 2019 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This highly respected title comes revised and updated in a second edition to provide you with a contemporary overview of violence and society.

Clearly and lucidly written, this book offers broad coverage of theoretical debates, using case studies from the author’s own extensive research to bring the various theories alive. With a sociological approach throughout, it provides up-to-date coverage of key topics including gender and violence, collective violence and media and violence.

New to this edition:

  • Chapters on ‘Collective Violence’, ‘Violence and the Visual’ and ‘Theories of Violence'
  • Material on sex offending and the night-time economy
  • Learning features in each chapter and an ‘at-a-glance’ overview within the introduction
Introduction - What is Violence?
1. Theories of Violence
2. Elias and the Civilizing Process
3. Violence and Urban Space
4. Gender and Violence
5. Domestic Violence
6. Explaining Homicide
7. The Politics of 'Hate Crime'
8. Collective Violence
9. Modernity and the Holocaust
10. Violence and the Visual

Larry Ray's book gives an excellent insight into the history, phenomena, causes and consequences of violence. It refers to recent empirical studies as well as to the main approaches to understanding the phenomena of violence in societies. It is an introduction like a report on current findings. I have read the book as a German researcher on violence and will use it in my seminars and courses. Andreas Zick, Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, Bielefeld University, Germany

Professor Andreas Zick
Interdiscipline, Universität Bielefeld
July 7, 2018

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