ABOUT THIS BOOK
"An excellent representation
of the interdisciplinary thrust of peace studies." -- Paul Joseph,
Violence is a topic of concern
everywhere--in the media, in churches, in the halls of governments. In
every land and in every culture violence is considered by most to be taboo,
a last resort. Yet under certain conditions, from the level of the family
to the level of nations, violence is used as a mechanism of social control.
Various rationalizations thus emerge to distinguish between legitimate
and illegitimate violence.
The Web of Violence
explores the interrelationship among personal, collective, national, and
global levels of violence. This unique collection brings together a number
of internationally known contributors to address the genesis and manifestations
of violence in the search for a remedy for this confounding social problem.
As the global community becomes
more intimate, we must better understand the nature of violence. The
Web of Violence supports this aim by examining the dangerous human
phenomenon from many perspectives, at different levels, and using multiple
CONTRIBUTORS: Robert Jay Lifton,
Christopher G. Ellison, John P. Bartkowski, Yuan-Horng Chu, Philip Smith,
Robert Elias, Birgit Brock-Utne, Riane Eisler, Johan Galtung