search for books and compare prices
cover image
Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 1997
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679779124
ISBN-10 0679779124
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Argues that violence should be approached as a problem in public health and preventative medicine, rather than one of biological or moral origins, asserting that shame is the common denominator that links violent perpetrators. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Drawing on firsthand experience as a prison psychiatrist, his own family history, and literature, Gilligan unveils the motives of men who commit horrifying crimes, men who will not only kill others but destroy themselves rather than suffer a loss of self-respect. With devastating clarity, Gilligan traces the role that shame plays in the etiology of murder and explains why our present penal system only exacerbates it. Brilliantly argued, harrowing in its portraits of the walking dead, Violence should be read by anyone concerned with this national epidemic and its widespread consequences.


"Extraordinary. Gilligan's recommendations concerning what does work to prevent violence...are extremely convincing...A wise and careful, enormously instructive book."--Owen Renik, M.D., editor, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679779124
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Vintage Books (May 1, 1997)
9780679779124 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Argues that violence should be approached as a problem in public health and preventive medicine, rather than one of biological or moral origins, and that shame is the common denominator that links violent perpetrators

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.