Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding is the first book to provide an integrative, systematic approach to the study of violence and nonviolence in one volume. Eminent scholar and award-winning author Gregg Barak examines virtually all forms of violence—from verbal abuse to genocide—and treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional, and structural occurrences. In the context of recovery and nonviolence, Barak addresses peace and conflict studies, legal rights, social justice, and various nonviolent movements. Employing an interdisciplinary framework, Barak emphasizes the importance of culture, media, sexuality, gender, and social structure in developing a comprehensive theory of these two separate, but inseparable phenomena.

Secrets of Violence and Nonviolence

Secrets of violence and nonviolence

In the wake of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks by Middle Eastern terrorists on September 11, 2001, President Bush and other political leaders were busy preparing the nation for a long and forthcoming war on international terrorism: A war expected to last some 5 to 10 years, well after the hoped for “dead or alive” capture of Saudi extremist Osama bin Laden. By the weekend following the terrorist destruction, the president had made it a point to visit the mosque at the Islamic Center of Washington to condemn the increased violence aimed at innocent American Arabs and Muslims. At that time, as reported by CNN's Headline News (2001), the U.S. attorney general had already ...

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