Cultures, Social Bonds and the Dynamics of Violence

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Cultures, Social Bonds and the Dynamics of Violence

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Edited by Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler

Year: 2015

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Cultures of violence are explored in relation to elder abuse, lethal and non-lethal violence in intimate partner relations, spectacle and entertainment, literature, crowd violence, electoral and ethnic violence and perspectives on restoration and healing.

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Cultures, social bonds and dynamics of violence are studied in the intimate spaces of family relationships, in public spaces, and in the various forms of systemic violence expressed in historical processes, economic and political structures. Representations of violence in social landscapes, media, and literature invite a reflection on the spectacle and representation of violence, and on the ways in which violence is incorporated into daily practices, normalized and made invisible. The study of violence increasingly encompasses new subjects and areas of study from diverse disciplines. This volume attests this direction in the production of knowledge on violence by including a broad array of topics and methodological approaches. Topics include elder abuse, lethal and non-lethal violence in intimate partner relations, violence as spectacle and entertainment, metaphors of power and domination in literature, crowd violence, electoral and ethnic violence as well as perspectives on restoration and healing.

Introduction
Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler

The Elderly as Victims of Domestic Violence: Scale of the Problem and Forms of Supporting Victims of Abuse in Poland
Jolanta Mackowicz

Trajectories of Intimate Partner Violence: From Psychological and Physical Abuse to Homicide
Paula Sismeiro Pereira

Violence as Entertainment and Spectacle in Student Initiations
Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler

Developing a Micro-Situational Theory of Crowd Violence
Anne Nassauer

Violence in the Relationship between History and Literature: An Analysis of Alvina Gameiro’s Novels
Maria do Socorro Baptista Barbosa

Inclusion/Exclusion and Election Violence: An Analysis of the Kenya’s 2007 Election Violence
Tambe Ojie

The Transformative Nature of Conflict
Selamawit Tadele Kebede

Paradise Lost: Violence as the Result of a Lack of a Sense of Interrelatedness, an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Stefanie Maria Margarete Dinkelbach

Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler is professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón. She teaches and does research on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and feminisms in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America.