1st Edition

Perspectives on Violence and Violent Death

By Robert Stevenson, Gerry Cox Copyright 2008
    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    341 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines violence. It looks at the nature and types of violence, the causes of violence, and the emotional wake left by violent episodes. In the twentieth century, the world experienced two world wars and countless other wars. Many millions died violent deaths from murder, death squads, purges, riots, revolutions, ethnic cleansing, rape, robbery, domestic violence, suicide, gang violence, terrorist acts, genocide, and in many other ways. As we entered the twenty-first century, we experienced 9/11, the Red Lake School deaths, suicide bombers, and more mass death brought about by the actions of governments, revolutionaries, terrorists, and still more wars. The need to better understand violence, both lethal and non-lethal, to become aware of the many forms of violence, and to learn how to survive in the aftermath of violent death are the focus of "Perspectives on Violence and Violent Death."



    PART I Introduction—The Nature of Violence

     Chapter 1
     Good Violence/Bad Violence:Its Impact on Children and Suggested Responses Robert G. Stevenson

     Chapter 2
     Violence in the Family: Spirituality/Religion as Culprit and Comfort Reverend Richard B. Gilbert

     Chapter 3
     Conflict and Violence Within the Workplace: An Existentialist Analysis Neil Thompson

     Chapter 4
     Violence and the Dehumanization of Victims in Auschwitz and Beyond: Remembering Through Literature Gregory Paul Wegner

     Chapter 5
     Religious Violence and Weapons of Mass Destruction Timothy Kullman

    PART II Encounters with Violence

     Chapter 6
     Resisting the Magnet: A Study of South African Children's Engagements with Neighborhood Violence Jenny Parkes

     Chapter 7
     Silent Night, Violent Night: An Encounter With Unexpected Violence Carr Maher

     Chapter 8
     Hispanic Families and Mass Casualties: The First 48 Hours Fernando Cabrera

     Chapter 9
     Grief and Guilt in the Military  Carr Maher

    PART III Empirical Studies

     Chapter 10
     Characteristics of Homicide: Victimization Across the Life Span Kimberly A. Vogt

     Chapter 11
     Grief and Attachment Within the Context of Family Violence  Kimberly A. Rapoza and Kathleen Malley-Morrison

     Chapter 12
     Bereavement Following Violent Death: An Assault on Life and Meaning Joseph M. Currier, Jason M. Holland, Rachel A. Coleman, and Robert A. Neimeyer

     Chapter 13
     Violence in Our Own Backyard: September 11th Revisited  Barbara Melamed

    PART IV Alternatives to Violence/Coping with Violence

     Chapter 14
     Making and Breaking Cycles of Violence Colin Murray Parkes

     Chapter 15
     Coping with Violent Death: The Role of Spirituality Gerry R. Cox

     Chapter 16
     From Violence to Peace: Posthomicide Memorials Inge Corless and Phyllis R. Silverman

     Chapter 17
     Talk it Out! Walk it Out! Wait it Out! Take Ten: An Intercultural Approach to Creating Safer Schools Kim Overdyke and Jay Caponigro

    Appendix A Violence: A Statement of Assumptions and Principles (IWG)

    Appendix B Summary of Guidelines, Protocols, and Procedures

    Appendix C Bibliography Dick Gilbert




    Robert Stevenson, Gerry Cox