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:
- Three new 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
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)|
About the Author
I joined the University of Kent in 1998. Before that I was in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. In 1996, I was visiting scholar, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. At Kent I was Head of the Department of Sociology and then SSPSSR between 1999-2001, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences between 2009-11. I am currently Director of Research for SSPSSR.
Table of Contents
Introduction - What is Violence?1. Theories of Violence2. Elias and the Civilizing Process3. Violence and Urban Space4. Gender and Violence5. Domestic Violence6. Explaining Homicide7. The Politics of 'Hate Crime'8. Collective Violence9. Modernity and the Holocaust10. Violence and the VisualConclusion