Violence

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Flesh of My Flesh

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Bastard Politics

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Tools of War, Tools of State

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

The Vocation of Writing

Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.

State Violence and Moral Horror

Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.

Just War and Human Rights

Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights.

Black Haze, Second Edition

Expanded and revised edition of the first book devoted solely to black fraternity hazing.

Transnationalism Reversed

Examines transnational movement building through a focus on acid attacks and organizing against acid violence in Bangladesh.

Toward a Credible Pacifism

Argues that violence is no more reliable than any other means of conducting politics.

Ideologies of Forgetting

First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Family Violence

Contributors engage the communication issues associated with violence in families, including interspousal violence and violent parents and children.

Race and Police Brutality

Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.

Femicidal Fears

Argues that contemporary female Gothic novels of death can, in fact, breathe new life into feminist debates about victimization, essentialism, agency, and the body.

With My Profound Reverence for the Victims

Lithographs by American painter George Bellows, depicting the horrors and atrocities of World War I.

The Violence Mythos

Presents a powerful thesis on the nature and significance of violence and its mythos in Western culture, and offers an alternative interactive mythos that bridges the mind/body split inherent to most theories of violence.

When Women Kill

A fascinating profile of female homicide offenders emerges from this analysis of the characteristics of women murderers in six cities in the United States, including the circumstances of the murders, the role of the victims, the role of the perpetrators, and their fates in court.