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Defining Violence

Eugene Aisenberg, Amelia Gavin, Gita Mehrotra, and Jennifer Bowman

in Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369595
eISBN:
9780199865215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369595.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Chapter 2 provides an overview of differing conceptualizations and definitions of violence. Authors explore varying criteria used to define violence and consider how the lack of a consensus ... More


Viewing Violence: The Conceptual Context of Violence in Fifteenth-Century England

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Violence in the 15th century could imply more than physical action. The kinds of non-physical violence recognized in the 15th century were different from those recognized now, but the concept was ... More


Courting Violence: Offences Against the Person Cases in Court

Nigel Fielding

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199279357
eISBN:
9780191700057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279357.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Courting violence analyses how the courts handle cases of physical violence. It examines how lawyers and judges go about questioning defendants, witnesses and victims; how testimony and physical ... More


Inoculations of Evil in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region: Reflections on the Genocidal Potential of Symbolic Violence

Carole Nagengast

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the genocidal potential of everyday symbolic violence. It studies a situation where difference has been essentialized, but has not yet led to genocide. It argues that although ... More


Introduction

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores the social, cultural, and psychological components of female violence in inner-city neighborhoods on a collective level, as well as the responses to those structuring conditions on ... More


The (Lack of) Power of the Violent Few

Anne Nassauer

in Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and other Surprising Outcomes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190922061
eISBN:
9780190922092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922061.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 examines whether protesters’ motivations and the presence of the “violent few” can lead to violence in protest marches. The chapter first discusses how some protest groups, often dubbed the ... More


Conclusion

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book has investigated the confluence of social, cultural, and individual factors that account for the physical violence among girls in the low-income neighborhoods of Melrose Park and Lee in ... More


“Illegality,” Mass Deportation, and the Threat of Violent Arrest: Structural Violence and Social Suffering in the Lives of Undocumented Migrant Workers in Israel

Sarah S. Willen

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how migrant workers' lives are shaped and constrained by multiple, overlapping forms of “structural violence.” It concentrates on the mass deportation campaign of migrant ... More


Physical Violence

Mona Lena Krook

in Violence against Women in Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190088460
eISBN:
9780190088507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088460.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 12 provides an overview of physical forms of violence against women in politics. Physical violence encompasses a wide range of bodily harms involving unwanted contact and confinement ... More


A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Leigh Goodmark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The development of a legal regime to combat domestic violence in the United States has been lauded as one of the feminist movement's greatest triumphs. This book argues, however, that the resulting ... More


Girls’ Violent Behavior as Viewed from the Streets

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a sense of what girls' violence “looks like from the street” by focusing on how girls in the Melrose Park and Lee neighborhoods experience causing physical harm, as well as the ... More


Manly Shame

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter concentrates on the expectation, revealed and manipulated in the orations, that men are guardians against shame in both the public and private realms, and the dilemmas attendant on that ... More


Mothers, Daughters, and the Double-Generation Dynamic

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the role played by family and peers in the Melrose Park and Lee neighborhoods in socializing a girl to use violence and supporting her image as a fighter. More specifically, it ... More


The abused child?

Moira Maguire

in Precarious Childhood in Post-Independence Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080814
eISBN:
9781781702604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080814.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the physical and sexual violence to which children were subjected in twentieth-century Ireland. The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), in spite ... More


The Reasons Girls Give for Fighting

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the reasons that girls in the Melrose Park and Lee neighborhoods give for fighting, as well as what actually happens when they fight. It examines the “emotional logic” that ... More


Violence and Damages

in Criminals and Victims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762526
eISBN:
9780804777599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762526.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Crime victims experience the consequences of crime directly in the form of physical injury, emotional trauma, and lost property. This chapter examines two particular consequences of crime: physical ... More


Playing the Game: Generating and Keeping your Chips

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter elucidates how the Game is played by young people who strategise by earning respect and building a reputation. This process starts young people in the social field. The declining respect ... More


The City of Philadelphia and Female Youth Violence

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on Philadelphia's troubles as a city, which began in the mid-1950s as a result of American “deindustrialization”—the large-scale shift from an industrial economy to a service and ... More


Duels and Brawls: Borges and Bolaóo

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Bolaño’s handling of potential and actual violent conflict with the duels in the work of his key precursor, Jorge Luis Borges. In Bolaño, physical violence is not inevitable; it ... More


Slave Violence

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how acts of physical violence remained the ultimate demonstration of discontent with the institution of slavery. Violence could result in the destruction of human lives but ... More


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