Framing Excessive Violence

Discourse and Dynamics

Editors: Ziegler, Daniel, Gerster, Marco, Krämer, Steffen (Eds.)

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This book explores the dynamics of excessive violence, using a broad range of interdisciplinary case studies. It highlights that excessive violence depends on various contingencies and is not always the outcome of rational decision making. The contributors also analyse the discursive framing of acts of excessive violence.

About the authors

Jörn Ahrens, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany Werner Binder, Masaryk University, Czech Republic Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, USA Marco Gerster, Konstanz University, Germany Bernhard Giesen, Konstanz University, Germany Michael Günter, Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany Jack Katz, University of California Los Angeles, USA Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki, Finland Peter Klimczak, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany Steffen Krämer, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany Anne Nassauer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Christer Petersen, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany Sveinung Sandberg, University of Oslo, Norway Ferdinand Sutterlüty, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany Annette Vowinckel, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany Daniel Ziegler, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

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“The essays of Framing Excessive Violence are timely, helping readers make sense of the (seemingly) unfamiliar violence of 2016. And the paradox that the volume identifies – that excessive violence transgresses social and moral codes and yet eventually becomes tamed by them – is provocative and worth further exploration.” (Jared Del Rosso, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, January, 2017)


'In documenting just how extreme violence has its origins in the expressive, emotive and symbolic this impressive collection decisively moves research forward. Individually the essays interrogate the situational, personal, and shared discursive contexts through which agents arrive at interpretations; read together they hint a synthesis might be just around the corner.' - Philip Smith, Yale University, USA, author of Why War? and Punishment and Culture

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Framing Excessive Violence
Book Subtitle
Discourse and Dynamics
Editors
  • Daniel Ziegler
  • Marco Gerster
  • Steffen Krämer
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51443-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137514431
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51442-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 263
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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