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David Cronenberg's A History of Violence

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 13 : 0802099327
Pages : 138 pages
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Download David Cronenberg's A History of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Bart Beaty and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Cronenberg's A History of Violence - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment, transformation, sex, and guilt.


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A History of Pain

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780231141628
Pages : 440 pages
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Download A History of Pain PDF Format Full Free by Michael Berry and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).


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A History Of Warfare

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13 : 1446496511
Pages : 448 pages
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Download A History Of Warfare PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-09-30 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian. John Keegan’s masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies civilisations, psychology, archaeology, genetics, history and strategy with an expert’s eye. John Keegan’s unmissable and epic journey through military history has been widely acclaimed and remains vital reading today.


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ISBN 13 : 1472402227
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe PDF Format Full Free by Dr Jonathan Davies and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-09-28 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period is particularly ripe for further investigation because of the pervasiveness of violence. Certain countries may have witnessed a drop in the number of recorded homicides during this period, yet homicide is not the only marker of a violent society. This volume presents a range of contributions that look at various aspects of violence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from student violence and misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford and Paris to the depiction of war wounds in the English civil wars. The book is divided into three sections, each clustering chapters around the topics of interpersonal and ritual violence, war, and justice and the law. Informed by the disciplines of anthropology, criminology, the history of art, literary studies, and sociology, as well as history, the contributors examine all forms of violence including manslaughter, assault, rape, riots, war and justice. Previous studies have tended to emphasise long-term trends in violent behaviour but one must always be attentive to the specificity of violence and these essays reveal what it meant in particular places and at particular times.


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Roots of Violence

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 9789056995829
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Roots of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Mario Joaquim Azevedo and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Azevedo explores how violence has permeated and become almost an intrinsic part of the fabric of the central-eastern Sudanic societies and how foreign interference over the centuries have exacerbated rather than suppressed the violence.


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Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
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ISBN 13 : 9781585627820
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Neurobiology of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Jan Volavka and published by American Psychiatric Pub. This book was released on 2008-08-13 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every clinician today needs a basic understanding of what causes violent behavior. The second edition of Neurobiology of Violence synthesizes current research on the origins of violence and reveals its implications for managing aggressive patients and minimizing risk. Author Jan Volavka, currently Chief of Clinical Research at the Nathan S. Kline Institute, spent time in a Nazi prison as a child and has devoted much of his career to studying violence in humans. In Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, he brought together research and clinical data from many diverse disciplines in a single-authored volume with a unified voice that is clearly written and interesting to read. Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, will give you a firm grounding in a complex subject that will help you diagnose, manage, and predict violent behavior. In the first part of the book you'll examine the basic science of the origins of violence in humans, such as Factors in animal aggression that have parallels in human aggression, including the relationship between serotonin and aggression The genetic and environmental factors that interplay from conception to adulthood to result in violence. In the latter part, you'll develop new insights and strategies for working with violent patients in discussions of the latest clinical science, including Major mental disorders and violent behaviors, including behaviors expressed in the community and those in psychiatric hospitals Alcohol and various drugs and the tendencies of each type of abuse to predispose people to violence Current psychopharmacological approaches to managing violent behavior in patients. With more than 1000 updated references, the second edition of Neurobiology of Violence is a seminal resource for clinicians. It is an important tool for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and all other clinicians who struggle to understand and treat violent patients.


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A History of Psychology in Western Civilization

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ISBN 13 : 1107007291
Pages : 542 pages
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Download A History of Psychology in Western Civilization PDF Format Full Free by Bruce K. Alexander and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-03 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh and radical analysis of psychology's scholarly roots and its potential for the future.


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On Violence in History

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ISBN 13 : 1789204658
Pages : 157 pages
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Download On Violence in History PDF Format Full Free by Philip Dwyer and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2020-01-01 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is global violence on the decline? Steven Pinker’s highly-publicized argument that human violence across the world has been dramatically abating continues to influence discourse among academics and the general public alike. In this provocative volume, a cast of eminent historians interrogate Pinker’s thesis by exposing the realities of violence throughout human history. In doing so, they reveal the history of human violence to be richer, more thought-provoking, and considerably more complicated than Pinker claims.


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Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 0740792164
Pages : 944 pages
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Download Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 PDF Format Full Free by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2009-06-15 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.


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The Voice of Violence

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780275970550
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Voice of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Joel P. Rhodes and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a comparative and interdisciplinary study of how radicals at the local level staged, displayed, and narrated acts of "performative violence" against the symbols of American society in the Vietnam era.


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A History of Western Political Thought

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134812116
Pages : 824 pages
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Download A History of Western Political Thought PDF Format Full Free by J. S. McClelland and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-15 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with students of the history of political thought in mind, the book: * traces the development of political thought from Ancient Greece to the late twentieth century * focuses on individual thinkers and texts * includes 40 biographies of key political thinkers * offers original views of theorists and highlights those which may have been unjustly neglected * develops the wider themes of political thought and the relations between thinkers over time.


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A Pattern of Violence

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0674259696
Pages : 336 pages
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Download A Pattern of Violence PDF Format Full Free by David Alan Sklansky and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-23 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A law professor and former prosecutor reveals how inconsistent ideas about violence, enshrined in law, are at the root of the problems that plague our entire criminal justice system—from mass incarceration to police brutality. We take for granted that some crimes are violent and others aren’t. But how do we decide what counts as a violent act? David Alan Sklansky argues that legal notions about violence—its definition, causes, and moral significance—are functions of political choices, not eternal truths. And these choices are central to failures of our criminal justice system. The common distinction between violent and nonviolent acts, for example, played virtually no role in criminal law before the latter half of the twentieth century. Yet to this day, with more crimes than ever called “violent,” this distinction determines how we judge the seriousness of an offense, as well as the perpetrator’s debt and danger to society. Similarly, criminal law today treats violence as a pathology of individual character. But in other areas of law, including the procedural law that covers police conduct, the situational context of violence carries more weight. The result of these inconsistencies, and of society’s unique fear of violence since the 1960s, has been an application of law that reinforces inequities of race and class, undermining law’s legitimacy. A Pattern of Violence shows that novel legal philosophies of violence have motivated mass incarceration, blunted efforts to hold police accountable, constrained responses to sexual assault and domestic abuse, pushed juvenile offenders into adult prisons, encouraged toleration of prison violence, and limited responses to mass shootings. Reforming legal notions of violence is therefore an essential step toward justice.


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Meanings of Violence

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ISBN 13 : 1000323994
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Meanings of Violence PDF Format Full Free by Jon Abbink and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are good reasons to look at violence from new perspectives. In its endless manifestations violence is part and parcel of human existence, and is very probably a constituting element of human society. And yet violent action - warfare, penalties, insults, feuding, assault, murder, rape, suicide, sports - remains in all its complexity one of the least understood fields of human social life.The book's contributors identify the symbolic and ritualized aspects of violence, and suggest ways of 'reading' violence as it occurs in the world, whether as violent duelling and age-group violence in Southern Ethiopia, bullfighting in Iberia, cattle rustling in Kenya, guerrilla and militia wars in Colombia, or public executions in China.These case studies suggest that 'violence' is not a simple, universal urge, but is contingent and context-dependent, shaped by social relations of power, force and dominance. To be the victim of violence is a humiliating and frightening experience. But the many ambiguities that occur in the use of violence must be considered, to understand why peace seems only to exist as a contrast to the violation of peace.


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Madness and Crime

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ISBN 13 : 1134036264
Pages : 174 pages
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Download Madness and Crime PDF Format Full Free by Philip Bean and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an authoritative and highly readable review of the relationship between madness and crime by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into four parts, each essay focusing on selected features of madness which have relevance to contemporary society. Part 1 is about madness itself, exploring three main models − cognitive, statistical, and emotional. Part 2 is a short discussion on madness, genius and creativity. Part 3 is about the much neglected area of compulsion, an issue that has largely disappeared from public debate. The mad may have moved from victim to violator, yet fundamental questions remain − in particular how to justify compulsory detention, and who should undertake the process? The answers to these questions have sociological, ethical and jurisprudential elements, and cannot just re resolved by reference to medical authorities. Part 4 is about the links between madness and crime − focusing less on the question and nature of criminal responsibility and the various defences that go with this, more on the links between madness and crime and which particular crimes are linked with which types of disorder.


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A History of Fascism in France

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ISBN 13 : 1350006564
Pages : 256 pages
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Download A History of Fascism in France PDF Format Full Free by Chris Millington and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of Fascism in France explores the origins, development, and action of fascism and extreme right and fascist organisations in France since the First World War. Synthesizing decades of scholarship, it is the first book in any language to trace the full story of French fascism from the First World War to the modern National Front, via the interwar years, the Vichy regime and the collapse of the French Empire. Chris Millington unpicks why this extremist political phenomenon has, at times, found such fervent and widespread support among the French people. The book chronologically surveys fascism in France whilst contextualizing this within the broader European and colonial frameworks that are so significant to the subject. Concluding with a useful historiographical chapter that brings together all the previously explored aspects of fascism in France, A History of Fascism in France is a crucial volume for all students of European fascism and France in the 20th century.


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A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East

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ISBN 13 : 1108155863
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Download A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East PDF Format Full Free by Heather J. Sharkey and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across centuries, the Islamic Middle East hosted large populations of Christians and Jews in addition to Muslims. Today, this diversity is mostly absent. In this book, Heather J. Sharkey examines the history that Muslims, Christians, and Jews once shared against the shifting backdrop of state policies. Focusing on the Ottoman Middle East before World War I, Sharkey offers a vivid and lively analysis of everyday social contacts, dress, music, food, bathing, and more, as they brought people together or pushed them apart. Historically, Islamic traditions of statecraft and law, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and adapted, treated Christians and Jews as protected subordinates to Muslims while prescribing limits to social mixing. Sharkey shows how, amid the pivotal changes of the modern era, efforts to simultaneously preserve and dismantle these hierarchies heightened tensions along religious lines and set the stage for the twentieth-century Middle East.