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Child Abuse and Protection - Contemporary issues in research, policy and practice (Paperback): Julia Davidson, Antonia Bifulco Child Abuse and Protection - Contemporary issues in research, policy and practice (Paperback)
Julia Davidson, Antonia Bifulco
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Literature in the child abuse and child protection arena has tended to adopt either a practice or legal perspective. Drawing on their expertise as researchers and leaders in their field, Julia Davison and Antonia Bifulco offer a comprehensive and cohesive book on child abuse and child protection, drawing on both criminological and psychological perspectives on all forms of child maltreatment and child protection practice together with impacts on the victims. This book considers a range of areas, from definitions of child abuse and discussions of its prevalence, to an examination of the experiences of children in care, to international perspectives on children within the criminal justice system, to the emergence of online child abuse and the increasing awareness of historical abuse. Each chapter draws together key elements in the field, including prevalence and definition, different disciplinary approaches; different practice challenges; international impacts; and technological issues. Brief case studies throughout the book reflect the voice or experience of the child, ensuring that the focus remains on the child at the centre of the abuse. Balancing coverage of theory and research and considering implications for practice and policy, this book will appeal to a range of disciplines, including criminology, psychology, psychiatry, social work and law.

The Grim Sleeper - The Lost Women of South Central (Paperback): Christine Pelisek The Grim Sleeper - The Lost Women of South Central (Paperback)
Christine Pelisek
R313 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Swift to Wrath - Lynching in Global Historical Perspective (Hardcover): William D. Carrigan Swift to Wrath - Lynching in Global Historical Perspective (Hardcover)
William D. Carrigan
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in the context of world history, encouraging a complete rethinking of the history of collective violence. Employing a diverse range of case studies, the volume's contributors work to refute the notion that the various acts of group homicide called "lynching" in American history are unique or exceptional.

Some essays consider the practice of lynching in a global context, confounding the popular perception that Americans were alone in their behavior and suggesting a wide range of approaches to studying extralegal collective violence. Others reveal the degree to which the practice of lynching has influenced foreigners' perceptions of the United States and asking questions such as, Why have people adopted the term lynching--or avoided it? How has the meaning of the word been transformed over time in society? What contextual factors explain such transformations? Ultimately, the essays illuminate, opening windows on ordinary people's thinking on such critical issues as the role of law in their society and their attitudes toward their own government.

Peace by Peaceful Means - Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (Paperback): Johan Galtung Peace by Peaceful Means - Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (Paperback)
Johan Galtung
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Providing a wide-ranging panorama of the ideas, theories, and assumptions on which the study of peace is based, Peace by Peaceful Means gives a theoretical foundation for peace research, peace education, and peace action. This incisive volume is organized into four parts, each of which studies one of the four major theoretical approaches to peace. Peace Theory explores the epistemological assumptions of peace studies as well as the nature of violence. Conflict Theory examines the nonviolent and creative handling of conflict, emphasizing the importance of the culture of conflict. Development Theory looks at structural violence, particularly in the economic field, together with a consideration of the ways of overcoming that violence. Civilization Theory is an exploration of cultural violence focusing on cosmologies, codes, and programs. Finally, in the conclusion the threads of these approaches are drawn together with a focus on peace action: peace by peaceful means. Peace by Peaceful Means is a comprehensive examination of peace that will serve as an invaluable resource to professionals and academics in the fields of peace studies, international affairs, comparative politics, and political science.

School of Errors - Rethinking School Safety in America (Hardcover): David P. Perrodin School of Errors - Rethinking School Safety in America (Hardcover)
David P. Perrodin; Foreword by Danny Woodburn
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Pre-order

School of Errors establishes another voice in the discussion of how to promote safe schools. It challenges the unchecked expansion of school fortification and questions the realized benefit of inter-agency collaboration during a sentinel event. This book offers an alternative to traumatizing simulations by providing clear options for improving school safety by the empirically-proven effective measures of leakage detection (preventive) and sensemaking (reactive). School of Errors restores the scientific method to school safety and clears a path through the media rhetoric fogging this vital topic.

Divergent Memories - Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War (Paperback): Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel  Sneider Divergent Memories - Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War (Paperback)
Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel Sneider
R479 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R46 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events-it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time. Debate over the history of World War II in Asia remains surprisingly intense, and Divergent Memories examines the opinions of powerful individuals to pinpoint the sources of conflict: from Japanese colonialism in Korea and atrocities in China to the American decision to use atomic weapons against Japan. Rather than labeling others' views as "distorted" or ignoring dissenting voices to create a monolithic historical account, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider pursue a more fruitful approach: analyzing how historical memory has developed, been formulated, and even been challenged in each country. By identifying key factors responsible for these differences, Divergent Memories provides the tools for readers to both approach their own national histories with reflection and to be more understanding of others.

Campus Rape Frenzy - The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities (Paperback): Kc Johnson, Stuart Taylor Campus Rape Frenzy - The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities (Paperback)
Kc Johnson, Stuart Taylor
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The Anti-Bullying Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Keith Sullivan The Anti-Bullying Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Keith Sullivan
R2,048 R1,834 Discovery Miles 18 340 Save R214 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fully revised edition sets out what we know about bullying and harassment in schools, and combines this with proven practical and effective resources to prevent, address and deal with bullying and harassment. The author provides a guide for the development, implementation and evaluation of effective anti-bullying philosophies, policies and programmes. He sets out guidelines for creating and clarifying school policy and practice to provide a strong foundation for the establishment of a whole-school approach to bullying. The author shows how to support a culture of problem-solving that is soundly based on research but also draws on the knowledge and experience of teaching and administrative staff, students and the wider community in developing and implementing anti-bullying programmes. This book is a useful resource for all schools, from those just starting to consider setting up an anti-bullying initiative, to those with well-established programmes that wish to consider anti-bullying best practice. New material in this edition includes: - What we know and can do about cyberbullying - Teaching the very young and children aged 5-12 about bullying - Confronting issues through collaborative and restorative justice techniques - Social Action Drama This book is a key resource for teachers, administrators, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, teacher trainers, students and parents. Keith Sullivan is a widely published author and professor of Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Opening The Door - A Treatment Model For Therapy With Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse (Paperback): Adrienne Crowder Opening The Door - A Treatment Model For Therapy With Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse (Paperback)
Adrienne Crowder
R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


The first book available to comprehensively address the treatment of sexually abused males, Opening the Door: A Treatment Model for Therapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is based on current research and the carefully evolved evolved techniques of 41 therapists who have developed expertise in working with sexually abused males. It discusses both the approaches that these therapists bring to their work and presents interventions they have successfully applied in treatment.
Written in clear, concise language,Opening the Door features a four-phase treatment model and presents, in detail, the therapeutic tasks necessary for each phase. This model makes clear the significant parallels and distinctions between the processes of therapy and abuse. These processes are discussed throughout the text to ensure that therapy will be a healing rather than a harmful experience.
The volume presents information about the frequency of male sexual victimization, the impact of this victimization on the individual, primary differences between male and female victimization, and the issues victims typically bring into therapy.
The four-phase treatment model for male survivors and the therapeutic tasks of each stage is then addressed. This model serves as a framework for presenting specific therapeutic interventions. Chapters examine such areas as the essential processes that pertain to all therapeutic modalities (individual, group, etc.) when treating male survivors of sexual abuse; contracting with clients, assessment guidelines, and methods of evaluation; individual therapy with male survivors; a two-stage group treatment model for male survivors, which discusses contraindications for group treatment, screening criteria, general ground rules for the group, and effective interventions; critical issues in treating male survivors, including engagement strategies, therapeutic impasses, and client/therapist gender dynamics; and the therapeutic process as it applies to adolescent male survivors, with particular emphasis on how treatment must be carefully tailored to the developmental needs of this group. Included are guidelines for working with adolescents and several interventions that contributors have successfully used with this population.
Since working extensively with abuse survivors can exact significant personal costs, the book provides important self-care strategies for therapists to incorporate into their work and lives and discusses seven ways in which to recognize and manage counter-transference. The volume also contains a highly comprehensive list of written, video, and training resources that will provide therapists with numerous avenues to expand their clinical practice and knowledge, as well as seven appendices that include the DES Questionnaire and the Dean Adolescent Inventory Scale.
Opening the Door will be an invaluable resource for all mental health practitioners who help male victims of sexual abuse to transcend survivorship and learn to live healthy, productive, and vital lives.

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The Killing Compartments - The Mentality of Mass Murder (Hardcover): Abram De Swaan The Killing Compartments - The Mentality of Mass Murder (Hardcover)
Abram De Swaan
R584 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An incisive exploration of why acts of mass annihilation take place and how people become mass killers By historical standards, the early years of the twenty-first century have been remarkably peaceful. Only rarely are people killed by their own kind, and only very, very rarely are they killed by other animals, microorganisms excepted. Nevertheless, even though the statistics should reassure, many people worry about lone killers, murderous gangs, and terrorist bands. At the same time, most people are vaguely aware that even in this relatively calm era, wars have made countless victims. Yet mass violence against unarmed civilians has claimed three to four times as many lives in the past century as war: one hundred million at least, and possibly many more. These large-scale killings have required the efforts of hundreds of thousands of perpetrators. Such men (and almost all were males) were ready to kill, indiscriminately, for many hours a day, for days and weeks at a stretch, and sometimes for months or even years. Unlike common criminals who work outside the mainstream of society, in secret, on their own or with a few accomplices, mass murderers almost always worked in large teams, with full knowledge of the authorities and on their orders. Without exception, they operated within a supportive social context, most often firmly embedded in the institutions of the ruling regime. Unlike terrorists, the mass murderers usually did not want their deeds to be widely known. How people are enrolled in the service of evil is a question that lies at the heart of this trenchant book. The subject here is mass annihilation-that is, massive, asymmetric violence at close range, where killers and victims are in direct confrontation. Abram de Swaan offers a taxonomy of mass violence that focuses on the rank-and-file perpetrators, examining how murderous regimes recruit them and create what De Swaan calls the "killing compartments" that make possible the worst abominations without apparent moral misgiving, without a sense of personal responsibility, and, above all, without pity. De Swaan wonders where extreme violence comes from and where it goes-seemingly without a trace-when the wild and barbaric gore is over. And what about the perpetrators themselves? Are they merely and only the product of external circumstance? Or is there something in their makeup that helps them become mass murderers? Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and psychology, De Swaan sheds light on an urgent and seemingly intractable pathology that continues to poison peoples all over the world.

Beauty for Ashes - Receiving Emotional Healing (Paperback, Rev ed): Joyce Meyer Beauty for Ashes - Receiving Emotional Healing (Paperback, Rev ed)
Joyce Meyer
R289 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R55 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores the true path to emotional healing through God's love.

Many people seem to have it all together outwardly, but inside they are a wreck. Their past has broken, crushed, and wounded them. They can be healed. God has a plan to heal the broken hearted and he wants to heal victims of abuse.Joyce Meyer was a victim of physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a worldwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing to her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience this healing, which include:

• How to deal with the emotional pain of abuse

• How to understand your responsibility to God for overcoming abuse

• Why victims of abuse often suffer from other addictive behaviors

• How to grab hold of God's unconditional love

• The importance of God's timing in working through painful memories

For over 30 years, Joyce suffered the devastating effects of abuse. God exchanged her ashes for beauty and she wants to help others allow Him to do the same thing in their lives.

School Shootings and the Never Again Movement (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Laurie Collier Hillstrom School Shootings and the Never Again Movement (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Laurie Collier Hillstrom
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the Never Again Movement, which arose in the aftermath of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018. * Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones * Offers biographical profiles to help readers understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures * Presents essays that explore the lasting impact of school shootings and the Never Again Movement on American life * Features an annotated bibliography that gives readers resources for further study

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness - A Memoir of an Adolescence (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Graham Caveney The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness - A Memoir of an Adolescence (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Graham Caveney 1
R355 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R129 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Passionate and courageous, insightful and humane, funny and moving, this is a wonderful book' David Nicholls, author of One Day Graham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division, Caveney spent a portion of his youth pretending he was from Manchester. That is, until confronted by someone from Manchester (or anyone who had been to Manchester or anyone who knew anything at all about Manchester) at which point he would give up and admit the truth. In The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, Caveney describes growing up as a member of the 'Respectable Working Class'. From aspiring altar boy to Kafka-quoting adolescent, his is the story of a teenage boy's obsession with music, a love affair with books, and how he eventually used them to plot his way out of his home town. But this is also a story of abuse. For his parents, education was a golden ticket: a way for their son to go to university, to do better than they did, but for Graham, this awakening came with a very significant condition attached. For years Graham's headteacher, a Catholic priest, was his greatest mentor, but he was also his abuser. As an adult, Graham Caveney is still struggling to understand what happened to him, and he writes about the experience - all of it - and its painful aftermath with a raw, unflinching honesty. By turns, angry, despairing, insightful, always acutely written and often shockingly funny, The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness is an astonishing memoir, startling in its originality.

Tabernacle of Hate - Seduction into Right-Wing Extremism, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Kerry Noble Tabernacle of Hate - Seduction into Right-Wing Extremism, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Kerry Noble; Contributions by Jean Rosenfeld
R1,197 Discovery Miles 11 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the summer of 1984, Noble was within seconds of committing what would have been the largest domestic terrorist act in United States history at that time. As one of the founders of the Covenant, Sword, and Arm of the Lord (CSA), a cult paramilitary group, Noble carried a bomb into a gay church, intending to murder over seventy individuals. In Tabernacle of Hate, Noble provides an unprecedented first-person account of how this small spiritual community progressed from mainstream religious beliefs into increasing extreme positions, eventually transforming into a domestic terrorist group. Written after his release from prison, the author's cogent narrative reveals the deceptive allure of extremist movements and the unmatched power of charismatic leadership. Noble chronicles the intense stand-off with federal agents at the group's compound in Northern Arkansas in April of 1985. As the group's spiritual leader he helped mediate the peaceful surrender of the military leader Jim Ellison and many of the group members, considered by federal agencies to be one of the most success-ful negotiations of a domestic terrorism situation. Originally published in 1998, this second edition includes an au-thoritative introduction, placing Noble's narrative and the CSA into the broader picture of American religio-political extremism. Combined with two pamphlets, ""Witchcraft and the Illuminati"" and ""Prepare War,"" written by Noble for the CSA, Tabernacle of Hate gives readers extraordinary access to the sources of right-wing extremism and valuable insight into how to address this growing concern.

Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan (Hardcover): Sara Rizvi Jafree Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan (Hardcover)
Sara Rizvi Jafree
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Seeking to explore the plight of female healthcare practitioners in the country, Sara Rizvi Jafree's Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan is an examination of the South Asian cultural approach towards the traditional and historical working woman, particularly the healthcare professional. The book describes the laws that protect or harm such women in the workplace, and the real perils of physical and verbal harassment that they face during their service. Imbued with deep insights into the role of women in Islam, their socialization and the threats to the healthcare professionals like nurses, doctors, and lady health workers, this book presents anecdotes based on ethnographic research and factual knowledge which makes it an impressive resource for understanding this social issue. Exploring the perpetration of brutality through victims' testimonies, the author successfully paints a panorama on the theme of workplace cruelty, an important factor in the current discourse in Pakistan on this issue.

Thinking About Victimization - Context and Consequences (Paperback): Jillian J Turanovic, Travis C Pratt Thinking About Victimization - Context and Consequences (Paperback)
Jillian J Turanovic, Travis C Pratt
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bringing together cutting-edge theory and research that bridges academic disciplines from criminology and criminal justice, to developmental psychology, sociology, and political science, Thinking About Victimization offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and refreshingly accessible overview of scholarship on the nature, sources, and consequences of victimization. Written in a lively style with sharp storytelling and an appreciation of international research on victimization, this book is rooted in a healthy respect for criminological history and the foundational works in victimization studies. It provides a detailed account of how different data sources can influence our understanding of victimization; of how the sources of victimization-individual, situational, and contextual-are complicated and varied; and of how the consequences of victimization-personal, legal, and political-are just as complex. This book also engages with contemporary issues such as cybervictimization, intimate partner violence and sexual victimization, prison violence and victimization, and terrorism and state-sponsored violence. Thinking About Victimization is essential reading for advanced courses in victimization offered in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and public policy departments. With its unapologetic reliance on theory and research combined with its easy readability, undergraduate and graduate students alike will find much to learn in these pages.

Geographies of Violence - Killing Space, Killing Time (Paperback): Marcus A Doel Geographies of Violence - Killing Space, Killing Time (Paperback)
Marcus A Doel
R591 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R43 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We experience violence all our lives, from that very first scream of birth. It has been industrialized and domesticated. Our culture has not become totally accustomed to violence, but accustomed enough. Perhaps more than enough. Geographies of Violence is a critical human geography of the history of violence, from Ancient Rome and Enlightened wars through to natural disasters, animal slaughter, and genocide. Written with incredible insight and flair, this is a thought-provoking text for human geography students and researchers alike.

The Trauma Myth - The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children--and Its Aftermath (Paperback, First Trade Paper ed): Susan A... The Trauma Myth - The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children--and Its Aftermath (Paperback, First Trade Paper ed)
Susan A Clancy
R305 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R21 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Drawing on the latest research on memory and traumatic experience, Susan Clancy, an expert in experimental psychopathology, demonstrates that children describe abuse and molestation encounters in ways that don't fit the conventional trauma model. In fact, the most common feeling reported is not fear but "confusion."

Clancy calls for an honest look at sexual abuse and its aftermath, and argues that the reactions of society and the healing professions--however well meaning--actually shackle the victims of abuse in chains of guilt, secrecy, and shame. Pathbreaking and controversial, "The Trauma Myth" radically reshapes our understanding of sexual abuse and its consequences.

Workplace Violence - Issues in Threat Management (Hardcover): Christina M. Holbrook, David E. Bixler, Eugene A. Rugala, Carri... Workplace Violence - Issues in Threat Management (Hardcover)
Christina M. Holbrook, David E. Bixler, Eugene A. Rugala, Carri Casteel
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Workplace Violence: Issues in Threat Management defines what workplace violence is, delves into the myths and realities surrounding the topic and provides readers with the latest statistics, thinking, and strategies in the prevention of workplace violence. The authors, who themselves have implemented successful workplace violence protection programs, guide novice and experienced practitioners alike in the development of their own programs.

Abusive Endings - Separation and Divorce Violence against Women (Paperback): Walter S DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, Martin D.... Abusive Endings - Separation and Divorce Violence against Women (Paperback)
Walter S DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, Martin D. Schwartz
R590 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R135 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today-abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.

Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions (Hardcover): Irfan A Omar, Michael K. Duffey Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions (Hardcover)
Irfan A Omar, Michael K. Duffey
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Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. * Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions * Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice * Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved * Includes student-friendly pedagogical features, such as enriching end-of-chapter critiques by practitioners of other traditions, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and further reading sections

Violence in Popular Culture - American and Global Perspectives (Hardcover): Laura L. Finley Violence in Popular Culture - American and Global Perspectives (Hardcover)
Laura L. Finley
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Political Violence in Ancient India (Hardcover): Upinder Singh Political Violence in Ancient India (Hardcover)
Upinder Singh
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Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru helped create the myth of a nonviolent ancient India while building a modern independence movement on the principle of nonviolence (ahimsa). But this myth obscures a troubled and complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics of nonviolence with the need to use violence to rule. Upinder Singh documents the dynamic tension between violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian political thought and practice over twelve hundred years. Political Violence in Ancient India looks at representations of kingship and political violence in epics, religious texts, political treatises, plays, poems, inscriptions, and art from 600 BCE to 600 CE. As kings controlled their realms, fought battles, and meted out justice, intellectuals debated the boundary between the force required to sustain power and the excess that led to tyranny and oppression. Duty (dharma) and renunciation were important in this discussion, as were punishment, war, forest tribes, and the royal hunt. Singh reveals a range of perspectives that defy rigid religious categorization. Buddhists, Jainas, and even the pacifist Maurya emperor Ashoka recognized that absolute nonviolence was impossible for kings. By 600 CE religious thinkers, political theorists, and poets had justified and aestheticized political violence to a great extent. Nevertheless, questions, doubt, and dissent remained. These debates are as important for understanding political ideas in the ancient world as for thinking about the problem of political violence in our own time.

The Hammer (Paperback): Adelaide Ivanova The Hammer (Paperback)
Adelaide Ivanova; Translated by Chris Daniels
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Killing Neighbors - Webs of Violence in Rwanda (Paperback): Lee Ann Fujii Killing Neighbors - Webs of Violence in Rwanda (Paperback)
Lee Ann Fujii
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In the horrific events of the mid-1990s in Rwanda, tens of thousands of Hutu killed their Tutsi friends, neighbors, even family members. That ghastly violence has overshadowed a fact almost as noteworthy: that hundreds of thousands of Hutu killed no one. In a transformative revisiting of the motives behind and specific contexts surrounding the Rwandan genocide, Lee Ann Fujii focuses on individual actions rather than sweeping categories.

Fujii argues that ethnic hatred and fear do not satisfactorily explain the mobilization of Rwandans one against another. Fujii's extensive interviews in Rwandan prisons and two rural communities form the basis for her claim that mass participation in the genocide was not the result of ethnic antagonisms. Rather, the social context of action was critical. Strong group dynamics and established local ties shaped patterns of recruitment for and participation in the genocide.

This web of social interactions bound people to power holders and killing groups. People joined and continued to participate in the genocide over time, Fujii shows, because killing in large groups conferred identity on those who acted destructively. The perpetrators of the genocide produced new groups centered on destroying prior bonds by killing kith and kin.

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