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Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding

by Gregg Barak

This book provides an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence and nonviolence in one volume. Building on his groundbreaking Integrating Criminologies, Gregg Barak examines virtually all forms of violence - from verbal abuse to genocide - using an organizational framework that treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional, and structural occurrences. 

StopViolence is pleased to be able to post several excerpts from this book:

When Reel Violence Captures Real Violence (review of Bowling for Columbine and Bloody Sunday)

Altruistic Killing (discussion of the Bob Rowe case)

Scenarios of Victim Recovery: A Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder Victim (A discussion of Susan Brison's Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self)

In the context of recovery and nonviolence, Barak addresses peace and conflict studies, legal rights, social justice, and various nonviolent movements. Employing an interdisciplinary understanding of violence and nonviolence as complex phenomena, Barak emphasizes the importance of culture, media, sexuality, gender, and social structure in developing a comprehensive theory of these two separated, but inseparable phenomena.

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