A New Approach
By (author) Michel Wieviorka
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Violence by Michel Wieviorka
Book DescriptionViolence is an ever-present phenomenon - obstinately resistant to interpretation. This text offers new tools to understand and analyze violence, presenting a new approach based on the subjectivity of the actor, and on the relation between violence and meaning. The first section discusses violence and conflict, violence and the state, and violence and the media. This provides critical context for developing a new paradigm - in the second section - that gives more importance to the concept of the subject than more classical paradigms. The text distinguishes different possible relations between the meaning of action and violence and proposes a new typology of the subjects involved in violence. It gives particular emphasis to discussing cruelty, violence for violence sake, and 'pure' violence. The relationship between conflict and violence; the place of victims, and the role of the media all shape new forms of violence. This text is an engaged response to these new forms that presents a convincing interpretation and new tools that will be essential for researchers in the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847875464
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michel Wieviorka
Evil, Paperback (May 2012)
* A major new book on the present-day forms of evil D terrorism, violence, racism and hatred. * Rather than treating evil as a supernatural force or a religious issue, Wieviorka analyses it from a sociological point of view, showing how these various forms of evil are constituted in day-to-day life.
Making of Terrorism, Paperback (August 2004)
This work on terrorism is based on complex observations of actual movement participants and addresses a broad spectrum of terrorist activity- from Italian left-wing terrorists to Basque nationalist groups to the international terrorism of the Middle East.
Arena of Racism, Paperback (July 1995)
Presents an analysis of the vocabulary of racism (prejudice, discrimination, segregation and violence), arguing that racism is not reducible to these elementary forms. This title shows how the experiences of racism in America and anti-Semitism in Europe can be analyzed to provide an understanding of the complex transition from race to racism.
Solidarity: The Analysis of a Social Movement, Paperback (June 1983)» View all books by Michel Wieviorka
This 1983 book records a fascinating analysis of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
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Author Biography - Michel Wieviorka
Michel Wieviorka is president of the International Sociological Association.
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