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Perspectives on Violence and Violent Death

1st Edition

By Robert G Stevenson, Gerry R Cox


326 pages

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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."

Table of Contents



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



About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health