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Institutional Violence (Hardback)

Deane Curtin, Robert Litke

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ISBN 10: 9042005084 / ISBN 13: 9789042005082
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 1999
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Violence can be physical and psychological. It can characterize personal actions, forms of group activity, and abiding social and political policy. This book includes all of these aspects within its focus on institutional forms of violence. Institution is also a broad category, ranging from formal arrangements such as the military, the criminal code, the death penalty and prison system, to more amorphous but systemic situations indicated by parenting, poverty, sexism, work, and racism. Violence is as complex as the human beings who resort to it; its institutional forms pervade our relational lives. We are all participants in it as victims and perpetrators. The chapters in this book were written in the hope that violence can be explicated, even if not fully understood, and that such clarification can help us in devising less violent forms of living, even if it does not lead to its total abolition. The studies bring new aspects of violence to light and offer a number of suggestions for its remedy. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789042005082

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Titre : Institutional Violence (Hardback)

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Violence can be physical and psychological. It can characterize personal actions, forms of group activity, and abiding social and political policy. This book includes all of these aspects within its focus on institutional forms of violence. Institution is also a broad category, ranging from formal arrangements such as the military, the criminal code, the death penalty and prison system, to more amorphous but systemic situations indicated by parenting, poverty, sexism, work, and racism. Violence is as complex as the human beings who resort to it; its institutional forms pervade our relational lives. We are all participants in it as victims and perpetrators. The chapters in this book were written in the hope that violence can be explicated, even if not fully understood, and that such clarification can help us in devising less violent forms of living, even if it does not lead to its total abolition. The studies bring new aspects of violence to light and offer a number of suggestions for its remedy.

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WILLIAM C. GAY is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He specializes in war and peace studies (focusing on the nuclear weapons debate and nonviolent strategies), social and political philosophy (focusing on Soviet and Russian political thought), and continental philosophy (focusing on language and social science). With T. A. Alekseeva, he is coauthor of Capitalism with a Human Face: The Quest for a Middle Road in Russian Politics, 1995, and coeditor of On the Eve of the 21st Century: Perspectives of Russian and American Philosophers, 1994. With Michael Pearson, he is coauthor of The Nuclear Arms Race, 1987. He is editor of Concerned Philosophers For Peace Newsletter, and past president (1993) and executive director (19961998) of Concerned Philosophers For Peace. He has published extensively on issues of war and peace.

ROBERT GINSBERG is Professor of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught at the Delaware County campus for 32 years. He has also taught in France and Turkey. He has published studies on nonviolence, revolution, human rights, world justice, and the teaching of values. He is executive editor of the Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS), within which this volume is being published.

RON HIRSCHBEIN coordinates the War and Peace Thematic at California State University, Chico. He has been a visiting professor at the United Nations Europe Centre for the Study of Peace in Austria, has taught in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as a visiting research philosopher at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. His research includes numerous articles and three books: Newest Weapons/Oldest Psychology: The Dialectics of American Strategy, 1991, What If They Gave a Crisis and Nobody Came?: Interpreting International Crises, 1997, and Voting Rites: The Devolution of American Politics, 1999.

AMY IHLAN is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Her work on institutional violence reflects research interests in ethical and political theory and feminism.

DAVID E. JOHNSON received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Iowa, and has taught at the United States Naval Academy since 1971. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Centre at The Australian National University in Canberra. In 19941995, he was an elected Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education. He has lectured and conducted seminars throughout the United States, and in Europe, Australia, and Africa. He participated in Ethics in the 90s, a New Jersey public television series, discussing the ethics of war. He has served as the civilian member of the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics Board. His teaching and research focus on ethical issues of peace and war, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind.

LAURA DUHAN KAPLAN is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Womens Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy and interdisciplinary studies. With Laurence F. Bove, she is coeditor of From the Eye of the Storm: Regional Conflicts and the Philosophy of Peace, 1995, and Philosophical Perspectives on Power and Domination, 1996. In addition, she has authored Family Pictures: A Philosopher Explores the Familiar, 1998, and numerous essays on peace studies, feminism, philosophy of education, and phenomenology. She was elected president of Concerned Philosophers for Peace in 1999.

JOHN KULTGEN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His teaching responsibilities range from history of philosophy to phenomenology, including ethical theory and applied ethics. He teaches a course in philosophies of war and peace. He is the author of numerous arti-cles in philosophical journals and two books: Ethics and Professionalism, 1988, and Autonomy and Intervention, 1995.

JOSEPH C. KUNKEL is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton, where he teaches courses in American pragmatism, ethics, ethics and modern war, and philosophy of peace. He is the editor of the Philosophy of Peace Special Series and an associate editor of VIBS. With Kenneth Klein, he is coeditor of Issues in War and Peace: Philosophical Inquiries, 1989, and In the Interest of Peace: A Spectrum of Philosophical Views, 1990; he has authored numerous essays that apply ethical standards to national and international situations involving violence, power, and war. He has been a member of Concerned Philosophers for Peace since its inception in 1981, and served as executive secretary from 1989 to 1995 and president in 1997.

STEVEN LEE is Professor of Philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His overall area of interest is seeking to understand philosophically the impact of advancing technological and economic factors on human institutions in a variety of contexts. He is doing work in such areas as nuclear ethics (in which he has written extensively), national sovereignty, environmental ethics, and medical ethics. He is the author of Morality, Prudence, and Nuclear Weapons, 1993. He was president of Concerned Philosophers for Peace in 1994.

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