Violence and Society

Violence and Society : A Reader

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For upper-level undergraduate courses in Violence/Abuse, found in departments of Sociology, Criminology, Legal Studies, and Criminal Justice.This text examines why violent conduct occurs-whether or not it is defined as a crime. It reflects a distinctive perspective on the social construction of violence as normative conduct, deeply rooted in the cultural traditions of society, and supported by specific legal traditions that are difficult to change. The book also explores the structural origins of social violence, such as the role patriarchal social institutions play in explaining gender violence.
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130967734
  • 9780130967732

Table of contents

I. THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF ANGER. 1. Uncivil Rites-The Cultural Rules of Anger, Carol Tavris. 2. A New Approach to Anger Control: 1860-1940, The American Ambivalence, Carol Zisowitz Stearns and Peter N. Stearns. 3. Hitler's Appeal: Alienation, Shame-Rage, and Revenge, Thomas J. Scheff and Suzanne M. Retzinger. II. SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND THE PRODUCTION OF VIOLENCE. 4. Murder in America: 1865-1917, Roger Lane. 5. Understanding Crime: Inequality and Community, Elliott Currie. 6. The Sexual Politics of Murder, Jane Caputi. III. CULTURE: VIOLENCE AND VALUES. 7. Righteous Slaughter, Jack Katz. 8. Homicide as Custom and Crime, Henry P. Lundsgaarde. 9. Crime as Social Control, Donald Black. 10. Honor and Violence in the Old South, Bertram Wyatt-Brown. IV. FAMILY VIOLENCE. 11. The Marriage License as a Hitting License, Murray A. Straus, Richard J. Gelles and Suzanne K. Steinmetz. 12. Spare the Rod? Murray A. Straus, Richard J. Gelles and Suzanne K. Steinmetz. 13. Reasonableness and the Battered Woman, Cynthia K. Gillespie. 14. Criminal Approaches to Family Violence, 1640-1980, Elizabeth Pleck. 15. Formal and Informal Deterrents to Domestic Violence: The Dade County Spouse Assault Experiment, Antony M. Pate and Edwin E. Hamilton. 16. Anatomy of a Wife-Killing, Bertram Wyatt-Brown. V. SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Sexual Assault.17. Motives for Sexual Coercion, Richard B. Felson.18. Date Rapists: Differential Sexual Socialization and Relative Deprivation, Eugene J. Kanin.19. Fraternities and Rape on Campus, Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer.20. Power, Sex, and Violence: The Case of Marital Rape, Richard J. Gelles.21. Rape Law Reform and Instrumental Change in Six Urban Jurisdictions, Julie Horney and Cassia Spohn.Sexual Harassment.22. The Social Origin of Sexual Harassment, Catharine A. MacKinnon.23. The Legal Regulation of Sexual Harassment: From Tort to Sex Discrimination, Catharine A. MacKinnon.24. Sexual Harassment-Adult Workplace, Beth A. Quinn.VI. CRIMINAL VIOLENCE. 25. Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil, Eric W. Hickey. 26. The Hillside Strangler, Jack Levin and James Alan Fox. 27. Shame, Anger and the Social Bond: A Theory of Sexual Offenders and Treatment, Thomas J. Scheff and Suzanne M. Retzinger. 28. The American Bandit, James A. Inciardi. 29. Becoming a Hit Man: Neutralization in a Very Deviant Career, Ken Levi. 30. Domestic Terrorism USA, Harold J. Vetter and Gary R. Perlstein. 31. The Social Origins of Violence in the American Prison, Matthew Silberman.
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