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By Sophie Body-Gendrot (auth.), Sophie Body-Gendrot, Pieter Spierenburg (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0387745076

ISBN-13: 9780387745077

ISBN-10: 0387745084

ISBN-13: 9780387745084

Has violence replaced over the centuries? Has it usually held an identical meanings for us?

Will it usually be a given in society?

Taking the sociocultural lengthy view, Violence in Europe analyzes the superiority and position of violence—from road crime to terrorist assaults, murder to genocide—in the evolution of human and nationwide habit. The editors and 14 colleagues in background, anthropology, sociology, and psychology specialise in Northern and Western Europe, analyzing centuries of violent phenomena, from the cultural good judgment of the center a while to today’s football riots and safety signals. The participants’ exam of social buildings (honor codes, classification and gender roles) and public ambivalence (acceptance, abhorrence, fascination) concerning violence sheds wanted gentle on present dynamics in legislation enforcement, political structures, and what many have termed "the civilization of violence."

Findings from Britain, France, eire, Belgium, and Scandinavia explore:

  • The paradoxes of ethnic violence and insider/outsider considering in an more and more multicultural world.
  • Trends in interpersonal violence in the course of wartime and peacetime.
  • The gendering of violence, from early French marital legislation to London’s underground nightlife.
  • The development of towns: modernization, clash, aggression.
  • Modern prevention and surveillance ideas: powerful options, complicating the matter, or a few heart floor?

Reflecting leading edge tools of analysis and interpretation, Violence in Europe is thought-provoking and instructive for researchers and scholars in psychology and criminology. And with the mounting international presence of violence at the present time, this is often interpreting with profound implications for the long run.


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The collage of Louisville

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62, 74, 77, 83), Hans Eyvind Næss (1994, pp. 68–70) and Erling Sandmo (1999, pp. 218f) all agree that violence decreased rapidly in Norway during the seventeenth century. There is less statistical evidence from Denmark, but at least some Danish historians, such as Jens Christian V. Johansen and Henrik Stevnsborg (1986), maintain that the level of violence fell rapidly in Denmark during the seventeenth century. A more recent Scandinavian survey including further empirical evidence generally supports these conclusions (Ylikangas, Johansen, Johansson & Næss, 2000, pp.

2005). Der Gewaltbegriff. In W. Heitmeier und J. ), Internationales Handbuch der Gewaltforschung (pp. 26–57). Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag. Jackman, M. (2002). Violence in social life. Annual Review of Sociology, 28, 387–415. Levi, M. & M. Maguire (2002). Violent crime. In: The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (pp. 795–843). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Litke, R. F. (1992). Violence and power. International Social Science Journal, 44, 2, 173–183. Lukes S. (1979). On the relativity of power.

Instead of or in addition to physical injury; violence can have mental (‘psychological’), social and/or material consequences and there is seems no simple relationship between the apparent severity of a violent act and the impact it has upon the victim. Violence is socially constructed because who and what is considered as violent varies according to specific socio-cultural and historical conditions. Violence as an Essentially Contested Concept 29 While legal scholars may require narrow definitions for punishable acts, the phenomenon of violence is invariably more complex in social reality.

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