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Discourses of Violence – Violence of Discourses

Critical Interventions, Transgressive Readings, and Post-National Negotiations

by Dirk Wiemann (Volume editor) Agata Stopinska (Volume editor) Anke Bartels (Volume editor) Johannes Angermüller (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 230 Pages

Summary

The issues of violence and its control, containment or overcoming range prominently in the social sciences. Empirical sociology seeks to derive generalizable explanations from its research into concrete cases of the occurrence or absence of violent conflict, aspiring to transform such explanations into instructions for strategic action. Within cultural studies, discursive and epistemic formations are assumed to be fundamentally and endemically violent. In these perspectives, the quotidian violence that ineluctably inheres in modern discourses manifests itself as, e.g., normalisation, privilege and exclusion, thus sharing a wide range of common objects and objectives with the social sciences. The essays collected in this volume address contemporary conjunctures and discourses of violence in world society from different disciplines ranging from cultural studies, social science, political science and philosophy to history, literary criticism and psychology.

Details

Pages
230
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631542262
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 229 pp., 2 ill.

Biographical notes

Dirk Wiemann (Volume editor) Agata Stopinska (Volume editor) Anke Bartels (Volume editor) Johannes Angermüller (Volume editor)

The Editors: Dirk Wiemann, Agata Stopinska, Anke Bartels and Johannes Angermüller all teach at the University of Magdeburg and are on the board of the transdisciplinary forum Magdeburg which, among other activities, organises the annual transforma conference.

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