The Web of Violence: From Inter0al to Global
edited by Jennifer Turpin and Lester R Kurtz
contributions by Riane Eisler, Johan Galtung, Robert Jay Lifton, Christopher G Ellison, John P. Bartkowski, Yuan-Horng Chu, Philip Smith, Robert Elias and Birgit Brock-Utne
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-252-02261-6 | Paper: 978-0-252-06561-3
Library of Congress Classification HM281.W4 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.6

"An excellent representation
        of the interdisciplinary thrust of peace studies." -- Paul Joseph,
        Tufts University
      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

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