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Cultural Criminology

Aspects of Violence

A Critical Theory

Authors: Schinkel, W.

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This book provides a novel approach to the social scientific study of violence. It argues for an 'extended' definition of violence in order to avoid subscribing to commonsensical or state propagated definitions of violence, and pays specific attention to 'autotelic violence' (violence for the sake of itself), as well as to terrorism.

About the authors

WILLEM SCHINKEL is Associate Professor of Theoretical Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has published books and articles on theoretical sociology and various subjects such as citizenship, the state and art. His previous publications include Globalization and the State.

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'A sparkling display of breathtaking erudition and mind-boggling analytical incisiveness.' - Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds, UK and University of Warsaw, Poland


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Aspects of Violence

    Schinkel, Willem

    Pages 3-15

  • The Definition of Violence — Part I

    Schinkel, Willem

    Pages 16-44

  • The Definition of Violence — Part II

    Schinkel, Willem

    Pages 45-83

  • From Critique of Violence to Autotelic Violence: Rereading Walter Benjamin

    Schinkel, Willem

    Pages 84-103

  • The Will to Violence

    Schinkel, Willem

    Pages 107-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspects of Violence
Book Subtitle
A Critical Theory
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Criminology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25134-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230251342
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57719-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 254
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