Meanings of violence : a cross cultural perspective /

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Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2000.
Description:xvii, 220 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Subject:Violence -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Violence -- Cross-cultural studies.
Violence -- Social aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Abbink, J.
Aijmer, Göran.
1859734405 (pbk.) £16.99
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-215) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface: Violation and Violence as Cultural Phenomena / Jon Abbink
  • Introduction: The Idiom of Violence in Imagery and Discourse / Goran Aijmer
  • 1. The Enigma of Senseless Violence / Anton Blok
  • 2. 'Criminals by Instinct': On the 'Tragedy' of Social Structure and the 'Violence' or Individual Creativity / Nigel Rapport
  • 3. Ritual, Violence and Social Order: An Approach to Spanish Bullfighting / Alberto Bouroncle
  • 4. Restoring the Balance: Violence and Culture Among the Suri of Southern Ethiopia / Jon Abbink
  • 5. Tolerating the Intolerable: Cattle Raiding Among the Kuria of Kenya / Suzette Heald
  • 6. Rethinking 'Violence' in Chinese Culture / Barend J. ter Haar
  • 7. Butchering Fish and Executing Criminals: Public Executions and the Meanings of Violence in Late Imperial and Modern China / Virgil Kit-yiu Ho
  • 8. The 'Tradition of Violence' in Colombia: Material and Symbolic Aspects / Gerard Martin.