Collective violence : harmful behavior in groups and governments
Call Number303.6 C697
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Craig Summers and Eric Markusen.
Creators & ContributorsSummers, Craig
(contributor)Dawson, Kym A.
(contributor)Lombardo, Lucien X.
(contributor)Ross, Jeffrey Ian
(contributor)Charny, Israel W.
Summary"Collective violence—i.e., situations in which people are measurably harmed by the joint contributions of others—has been a pervasive feature of human history. Nevertheless, as bloody as more distant human history has been, many scholars have concluded that the violence of past centuries pales before the violence and murderousness of the present one. This collection presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches to the subject of collective violence. The distinguished contributors investigate the factors that contribute to the social context of violence, and examine the ways of thinking that allow participation in harmful activities." —Publisher
ContentsPart I. Understanding the Sources of Collective Violence: Empirical and Theoretical Work
Part II. Responding to the Problem of Collective Violence
- A Social-Psychological Analysis of African American and Korean American Relations in Los Angeles / Jeannette Diaz-Veizades
- Understanding Genocidal Killing in the Former Yugoslavia: Preliminary Observations / Eric Markusen and Damir Mirkovic
- The Psychology of Political Decision Making and Aboriginal Rights in Canada / Craig Summers and Kym Dawson
- American Genocide: The Destruction of the Black Underclass / Robert Johnson and Paul S. Leighton
- Collective Violence in Prisons: Psychosocial Dimensions and Ritualistic Transformations / Lucien X. Lombardo
- Beyond the Conceptualization of Terrorism: A Psychological-Structural Model of the Causes of This Activity / Jeffrey Ian Ross
- Predicting Collective Violence: The Psychological and Cultural Roots of Turning against Others / Ervin Staub
- The Prospects for a Nongenocidal World: Reflections on Why There Still Can Be Hope / Israel W. Charny
Physical Description xiv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
PublisherLanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Keiko Yokosawa in memory of Professor John D. Klier