Has violence changed over the centuries? Has it always held the same meanings for us? Will it always be a given in society? Taking the sociocultural long view, this title analyses the prevalence and role of violence - from street crime to terrorist attacks, homicide to genocide - in the evolution of human and national behavior.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction / Sophie Body-Gendrot Violence: Reflections About a Word / Pieter Spierenburg Violence as an Essentially Contested Concept / Willem de Haan Homicide in Scandinavia: Long-Term Trends and Their Interpretations / Dag Lindström Violence in Frances Past: An Anthropological Approach / Fran(240)cois Ploux The Fall and Rise of Homicide in Ireland / Ian ODonnell Violence in Present-Day France: Data and Sociological Analysis / Philippe Robert From Old Threats to Enigmatic Enemies: The Evolution of European Policies from Low Intensity Violence to Homegrown Terrorism / Sophie Body-Gendrot The Language of Violence: Symbolic Body Parts in Marital Conflicts in Early Modern France / Dorothea Nolde Negotiating Violence and Gender: Security and the Night Time Economy in the UK / Kate OBrien, Dick Hobbs and Louise Westmarland Violence and War: Measuring Homicide in Belgium (1900-1950) / Xavier Rousseaux, Frédéric Vesentini and Antoon Vrints Democratization and Violence: European and International Perspectives / Susanne Karstedt Violence and Violence-Control in Long-Term Perspective: 'Testing' Elias in Relation to War, Genocide, Crime, Punishment and Sport / Eric Dunning.
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