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Violence : A Reader - Catherine Besteman

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The essays in this book address the inter-relationship of power, politics, and violence, examining why the political process of managing power within states sometimes becomes physically violent. This volume brings together some of the classic writings on the relationship between states and violence within some of the best new work on political violence in local settings. The essays address state-backed violence against citizens and subjects, and violence by citizens against the state and between citizens for control of the state.

Acknowledgements Preface; R.Jackall & A.J.Vidich Notes on the Contributors PART I: VIOLENCE AND THE STATE Politics as a Vocation; M.Weber Reflections on Violence; H.Arendt War-Making and State-Making as Organized Crime; C.Tilly The Impact and Function of Terror; B.Moore Jr, The Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust; Z.Bauman PART II: POLITICAL VIOLENCE The Causes of Terrorism; M.Crenshaw Playing the Game of Love: Passion and Martyrdom Among Khalistani Sikhs; C.Mahmood A Head for an Eye: Revenge in the Cambodian Genocide; A.L.Hinton Dirty Protest: Symbolic Overdetermination and Gender in Northern Ireland Ethnic Violence; B.Aretxaga Surfacing Gender: Reconceptualizing Crimes Against Women in Time of War; R.Copelon PART III: THE NORMALIZATION OF VIOLENCE Culture of Terror-Space of Death: Roger Casement's Putumayo Report and the Explanation of Torture; M.Taussig Male Gender and Rituals of Resistance in the Palestinian Intifada: A Cultural Politics of Violence; J.Peteet Terror Warfare and the Medicine of Peace; C.Nordstrom PART IV: Conclusion; C.Besteman Index

ISBN: 9780333947760
ISBN-10: 0333947762
Series: Reader
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 24th June 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1