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Violence and Culture: A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

  • Jack David Eller Community College of Denver
  • ISBN-10: 0534522793  |  ISBN-13: 9780534522797
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00



VIOLENCE AND CULTURE: A CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH brings together in a single readable volume the widest possible range of material on violence as a modern and international cultural problem. It uniquely combines comprehensive theoretical discussion with rich empirical description and analysis in a global approach. Violence, if not more prevalent, is definitely attracting more attention than ever before in academic arenas as well as the public arena. It has become a central feature of the 21st century and students and the American public are hungry to know and understand the roots of violence.

Table of Contents

1. Cross-cultural Approaches to Violence: The Problem of Definition and Research.
2. Theoretical Approaches to Violence: Biological, Psychological, and Social.
3. Violence in Cross-cultural Context: Introduction and Nonviolent Societies.
4. Violence in Cross-cultural Context: Traditional and Complex Violent Societies.
5. Gender and Intimate Violence.
6. Religious Violence: Introduction.
7. Religious Violence: Case Studies.
8. Political Violence: Introduction.
9. Political Violence: Case Studies.
10. Violence in American Society: Introduction.
11. Violence in American Society: Case Studies.
Glossary of Selected Anthropological Terms.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack David Eller

Jack David Eller earned his PhD in Anthropology from Boston University in 1991, after completing his own social science major at Hobart College. He has been teaching courses in both anthropology and sociology for over a decade, including the following: Cultural Anthropology, Economic Development and Culture, Comparative Cultures, Cultural Diversity in the Modern World, and Violence and Culture.