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The essays in Violence and Subjectivity, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, consider the ways in which violence shapes subjectivity and acts upon people's capacity to engage everyday life. Like its predecessor volume, Social Suffering, which explored the different ways social force inflicts harm on individuals and groups, this collection ventures into many areas of ongoing violence, asking how people live with themselves and others when perpetrators, victims, and witnesses all come from the same social space.

From civil wars and ethnic riots to governmental and medical interventions at a more bureaucratic level, the authors address not only those extreme situations guaranteed to occupy precious media minutes but also the more subtle violences of science and state. However particular and circumscribed the site of any fieldwork may be, today's ethnographer finds local identities and circumstances molded by state and transnational forces, including the media themselves. These authors contest a new political geography that divides the world into "violence-prone areas" and "peaceful areas" and suggest that such descriptions might themselves contribute to violence in the present global context.

Synopsis:

A collection of original essays that address the ways in which violence manifests itself on societal and interpersonal levels, analyzing how different kinds of violence are, and are not, interpreted on the world stage. By looking at hotspots of conflict, the contributors discuss the nature of violence in an age of worldwide "crisis management."

About the Author

Veena Das is Professor of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and Professor of Anthropology at the New School Graduate Faculty in New York. Arthur Kleinman is Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School. Mamphela Ramphele is Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Pamela Reynolds is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520216082
Editor:
Das, Veena
Editor:
Et Al
Editor:
Das, Veena
Editor:
Kleinman, Arthur
Editor:
Ramphele, Mamphela
Author:
Das, Veena
Author:
Kleinman, Arthur
Author:
Ramphele, Mamphela
Author:
Reynolds, Pamela
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Political violence
Subject:
Subjectivity
Subject:
Context effects
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology-Violence in Society
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#47
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table
Pages:
389
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 21 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of original essays that address the ways in which violence manifests itself on societal and interpersonal levels, analyzing how different kinds of violence are, and are not, interpreted on the world stage. By looking at hotspots of conflict, the contributors discuss the nature of violence in an age of worldwide "crisis management."
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