We experience violence all our lives, from that very first scream of birth. It has been industrialized and domesticated. Our culture has not become accustomed to all violence, to be sure; but enough violence, nonetheless: more than enough, perhaps. Geographies of Violence is a critical human geography of the history of violence, from Ancient Rome and Enlightened wars through to natural disasters, animal slaughter, and genocide. Written incredible insight and flair, this is a thought-provoking text for human geography students and researchers alike.

Once Upon a Time, Long, Long Ago The Cesspits of the Enlightenment

Once Upon a Time, Long, Long Ago The Cesspits of the Enlightenment

Once Upon a Time, Long, Long Ago: The Cesspits of the Enlightenment

And in truth, there is no such thing as reason; it exists only in bits and pieces.

Gilles Deleuze, 1997: 82

While the eighteenth century is often dubbed the ‘Age of Enlightenment’, we have begun to see that this is a misnomer. ‘To equate the Enlightenment with the totality of Western thought in the eighteenth century is to get it badly wrong’, cautions Robert Darnton (2003: 6). ‘By viewing it as a concerted campaign on the part of a self-conscious group of intellectuals, one can reduce it to its proper proportions.’ Although a certain Enlightenment spirit may have suffused parts of Europe by ...

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