Category Archives: Violence

Social Movements and Political Violence

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ways in which political violence and social movements connect, as well as of the ways in which these connections are studied in academia. It delineates and expands on three … Continue reading

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Conceptualising Violence as a Problem of Epistemology

This chapter presents the idea that the underlying cause of violence is a specific type of epistemology which the author terms ‘violent epistemology’. The chapter presents a detailed a conceptual framework for understanding the specific cognitive mechanisms comprising violent epistemology, … Continue reading

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Violence in Childhood leads to accelerated aging

Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect may develop more slowly, according to new research led by the University of Washington. Violence, psychological or emotional abuse, deprivation and neglect … Continue reading

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Why Income Inequality Increases Maternal Infanticide

Natural selection has provided mothers with an early warning system, one that can alert them to danger before others are even aware of the risk. After all, humans have the ability to make conscious choices and design political systems that … Continue reading

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Education Under Fire

UNICEF – From Syria to Sudan, from Libya to Yemen, as conflict and political violence surge across the Middle East, schools — and the children and teachers that use them — are finding themselves in the line of fire. A … Continue reading

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Zygmunt Bauman’s Warning From History

But we cannot simply memorialize without asking difficult and searching questions about the contemporary moment. Are there, for instance, aspects of contemporary global society that make it possible to think and act in ways that render specific populations disposable? Such … Continue reading

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging … Continue reading

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Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History

Read All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely … Continue reading

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I’m “Only” Bleeding: Education as the Practice of Violence against Children

(Link pending) This book explores the construction of the idea of the child as a product of adult needs and school as a place where children may be confined until they are considered socially useful. Drawing parallels with folk singer … Continue reading

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