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Description - Violence and Nonviolence by Gregg L. Barak

Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding is the first book to provide an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence and nonviolence in one volume. Eminent scholar and award-winning author Gregg Barak examines virtually all forms of violence - from verbal abuse to genocide - and treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional, and structural occurrences. In the context of recovery and nonviolence, Barak addresses peace and conflict studies, legal rights, social justice, and various nonviolent movements. Employing an interdisciplinary framework, Barak emphasizes the importance of culture, media, sexuality, gender, and social structure in developing a comprehensive theory of these two separate, but inseparable phenomena.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761926962
ISBN-10: 0761926968
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gregg L. Barak

Gregg Barak is professor of criminology and criminal justice and former department head of sociology, anthropology, and criminology at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Barak is the editor and/or author of 10 books, including the award winning Gimme Shelter: A Social History of Contemporary Homelessness in America; In Defense of Whom? A Critique of Criminal Justice Reform; Integrating Criminologies; and the recently published Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: Social Realities of Justice in America with co-authors. Among Barak's edited readings are Crime and Crime Control: A Global View and Representing O.J.: Murder, Criminal Justice and Mass Culture. Professor Barak has served as Chair of the Critical Division of the American Society of Criminology, was the Critical Criminologist of the Year in 1999, and has served on more than a dozen editorial boards.