Showing how violence goes beyond individual actions, the book emphasizes structural causes of violence found in the global economy and in actions of states, corporations, and other social institutions.
Violence, Inequality, and Human Freedom is a timely and accessible sociological introduction to violence. Showing how violence goes beyond individual actions, the book emphasizes structural causes of violence found in the global economy and in actions of states, corporations, and other social institutions. Throughout, inequality and its relation to violence is emphasized, showing how social conditions and structures of inequality cause as much or more human violence than individuals. The authors broaden our understanding and provide creative solutions to mitigate the root causes of violence. New in this edition: 1. AIDS and tuberculosis pandemics as structural violence 2. Update on the debt crisis and its relationship to dependent development 3. New information on executions in the U.S. 4. New developments about the International Criminal Court of Justice 5. New cases of state violence from Amnesty International and UN reports 6. New descriptions of Rwanda Genocide 7. Updates coverage on cases of economic violence-Nestles, tobacco industry targeting youth, GE and Hudson River 8.New industry cases-Ball Park Franks and Lysteria, Ford Explorer and Firestone Tire and Rubber, Atrazine and Alachlor and drinking water in the midwestern U.S. and Formaldehyde in building materials. 9. More on child labor 10. More on toxic waste, including the case of Anniston, Alabama and the Monsanto Company and on U.S. military and toxic waste dumping in the Philippines, South Korea, and Germany 11. Updated statistics on interpersonal violence
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1Chapter 2: The Cultural Roots of Violence Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Interpersonal Violence Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Family Violence Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Religious Violence Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Economic Violence Chapter 8 Chapter 7: State Violence Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Structural Violence Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Conclusion: Violence, Inequality, and Human Freedom