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This book offers a novel and productive explanation of why 'ordinary' people can be moved to engage in destructive mass violence (or terrorism and the abuse of rights), often in large numbers and in unexpected ways. Its argument is that narratives of insecurity (powerful horror stories people tell and believe about their world and others) can easily make extreme acts appear acceptable, even necessary and heroic. As in action or horror movies, the script dictates how the 'hero' acts. The book provides theoretical justifications for this analysis, building on earlier studies but going beyond them in what amount to a breakthrough in mapping the context of mass violence. It backs its argument with a large number of case studies covering four continents, written by prominent scholars from the relevant countries or with deep knowledge of them. A substantial introduction by the UN's Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide demonstrates the policy relevance of this path-breaking work.

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9781628920710 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 20, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This book offers a novel and productive explanation of why 'ordinary' people can be moved to engage in destructive mass violence (or terrorism and the abuse of rights), often in large numbers and in unexpected ways.
9780317269949, titled "Timesharing: The Dollars and Sense" | Wyndham House, June 1, 1985, cover price $32.95 | also contains Timesharing: The Dollars and Sense

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9781501320231 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 19, 2016, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse...read more
By Arthur Morey (narrator)

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9781531823962 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?
9781531823979 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $14.99
9781455839612 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 25, 2012), cover price $19.99
9781455883110 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 25, 2012), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: Time transforms the way we see world politics and insinuates itself into the ways we act. In this groundbreaking volume, Agathangelou and Killian bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to tackle time and temporality in international relations...read more
By Anna M. Agathangelou (editor) and Kyle D. Killian (editor)

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9780415712712 | Routledge, March 14, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Time transforms the way we see world politics and insinuates itself into the ways we act.

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In Frames of War, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war. This portrayal has saturated our understanding of human life, and has led to the exploitation and abandonment of whole peoples, who are cast as existential threats rather than as living populations in need of protection. These people are framed as already lost, to imprisonment, unemployment and starvation, and can easily be dismissed. In the twisted logic that rationalizes their deaths, the loss of such populations is deemed necessary to protect the lives of ‘the living.’ This disparity, Butler argues, has profound implications for why and when we feel horror, outrage, guilt, loss and righteous indifference, both in the context of war and, increasingly, everyday life.This book discerns the resistance to the frames of war in the context of the images from Abu Ghraib, the poetry from Guantanamo, recent European policy on immigration and Islam, and debates on normativity and non-violence. In this urgent response to ever more dominant methods of coercion, violence and racism, Butler calls for a re-conceptualization of the Left, one that brokers cultural difference and cultivates resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary effects of state violence and its vicissitudes.

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9781844673339 | Verso Books, May 19, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In Frames of War, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war.

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9781784782474 | Verso Books, February 2, 2016, cover price $17.95
9781844676262 | Reprint edition (Verso Books, August 24, 2010), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars.

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In this compelling work, Larry Ray offers a wide-ranging and integrated account of the many manifestations of violence in society. He examines violent behaviour and its meanings in contemporary culture and throughout history.

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9781473907904 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, April 30, 2016), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: In this compelling work, Larry Ray offers a wide-ranging and integrated account of the many manifestations of violence in society.
9781847870353, titled "Violence & Society" | Sage Pubns Ltd, March 28, 2011, cover price $142.00 | About this edition: In this compelling and timely book, Violence and Society, Larry Ray offers a wide-ranging and integrated account of the many manifestations of violence in society.

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9781473907911 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, April 30, 2016), cover price $48.00
9781847870360, titled "Violence & Society" | Sage Pubns Ltd, March 28, 2011, cover price $57.00

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Product Description: This book analyses the role of war and violence (in both its physical and symbolic forms) for social work in a time of neoliberal globalisation from a social justice perspective. It argues that the consequences of wars, in both their old and new forms, and the exercise of symbolic violence for the practices of social work at national and global levels have been ignored...read more

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9781472449818 | Ashgate Pub Co, May 8, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: This book analyses the role of war and violence (in both its physical and symbolic forms) for social work in a time of neoliberal globalisation from a social justice perspective.

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Product Description: War, violence, and the disruption of social orders are critical areas of focus in mimetic theory, and a mimetic perspective applied to the study of politics illuminates social processes and phenomena over and beyond typical explanations offered by mainstream political science...read more

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9781611861488 | Michigan State Univ Pr, January 1, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: War, violence, and the disruption of social orders are critical areas of focus in mimetic theory, and a mimetic perspective applied to the study of politics illuminates social processes and phenomena over and beyond typical explanations offered by mainstream political science.

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Product Description: Violence and Society features a multidisciplinary collection of readings by leading national and international experts that set a new agenda for our understanding of interpersonal and state violence in contemporary society. Features contributions from leading international experts in collective, state, and interpersonal violence Develops innovative interdisciplinary theorizations based on new empirical studies on violence and society Incorporates within an emerging analytical framework issues of war, domestic and gender-based violence, fighting, honor and shame, violence and identity, and politics and violence Allows us to better understand the world we live in...read more
By Larry Ray (editor)

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9781118942017 | Blackwell Pub, January 20, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Violence and Society features a multidisciplinary collection of readings by leading national and international experts that set a new agenda for our understanding of interpersonal and state violence in contemporary society.

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Product Description: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse...read more
By Arthur Morey (narrator)

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9781491518243 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, April 15, 2014), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?

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Product Description: Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. By considering a wide range of empirical cases, such as anarchist movements, ethno-nationalist and left-wing militancy in Europe, contemporary Islamist violence, and insurgencies in South Africa and Latin America, this pathbreaking volume of research identifies the forces that shape radicalization and violent escalation...read more
By Stefan Malthaner (editor)

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9781409443513 | Ashgate Pub Co, February 28, 2014, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics.

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9781608196159 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 4, 2014, cover price $26.00

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9781620400746 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 10, 2015), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Daemon in the Sanctuary explores the uncanny contradiction between the phenomenological experience of home as a site of nurture and security and the empirical reality that people are far more likely to be hurt and even killed in their own homes by their intimates, rather than at the hands of strangers...read more

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9781628940374 | Algora Pub, August 15, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Daemon in the Sanctuary explores the uncanny contradiction between the phenomenological experience of home as a site of nurture and security and the empirical reality that people are far more likely to be hurt and even killed in their own homes by their intimates, rather than at the hands of strangers.

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9781628940367 | Algora Pub, August 15, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Daemon in the Sanctuary" explores the uncanny contradiction between the phenomenological experience of home as a site of nurture and security and the empirical reality that people are far more likely to be hurt and even killed in their own homes by their intimates, rather than at the hands of strangers.

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We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet.Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in the New; the gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm; the British monarchs who beheaded their relatives and the American founders who dueled with their rivals.Now the decline in these brutal practices can be quantified. Tribal warfare was nine times as deadly as war and genocide in the 20th century. The murder rate in medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, and frivolous executions were unexceptionable features of life for millennia, then were suddenly abolished. Wars between developed countries have vanished, and even in the developing world, wars kill a fraction of the numbers they did a few decades ago. Rape, hate crimes, deadly riots, child abuse―all substantially down.How could this have happened, if human nature has not changed? Pinker argues that the key to explaining the decline of violence is to understand the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away. Thanks to the spread of government, literacy, trade, and cosmopolitanism, we increasingly control our impulses, empathize with others, debunk toxic ideologies, and deploy our powers of reason to reduce the temptations of violence.Pinker will force you to rethink your deepest beliefs about progress, modernity, and human nature. This gripping audiobook is sure to be among the most debated of the century so far.

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9780670022953 | Viking Pr, October 4, 2011, cover price $40.00

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9780143122012 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 25, 2012), cover price $20.00

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9781455839568 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.99
9781455839582 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2011), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?

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Product Description: Violence: Do We Know It When We See It?: A Reader is designed to be used with Why Violence?. This two-volume set explores the many ways in which violence is understood and manifest in contemporary society. This reader provides primary source materials in support of the key discussion points featured in the text, reflecting multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historical perspectives...read more

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9781594608810 | Carolina Academic Pr, January 31, 2012, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Violence: Do We Know It When We See It?

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9781455839575, titled "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 4, 2011), cover price $99.97
9781455839599, titled "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Library Edition" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.97

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Product Description: Accumulating Insecurity examines the relationship between two vitally important contemporary phenomena: a fixation on security that justifies global military engagements and the militarization of civilian life, and the dramatic increase in day-to-day insecurity associated with contemporary crises in health care, housing, incarceration, personal debt, and unemployment...read more
By Gayatri A. Menon (editor)

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9780820338729 | Univ of Georgia Pr, March 15, 2011, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: Accumulating Insecurity examines the relationship between two vitally important contemporary phenomena: a fixation on security that justifies global military engagements and the militarization of civilian life, and the dramatic increase in day-to-day insecurity associated with contemporary crises in health care, housing, incarceration, personal debt, and unemployment.

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9780820338736 | Univ of Georgia Pr, March 15, 2011, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Accumulating Insecurity examines the relationship between two vitally important contemporary phenomena: a fixation on security that justifies global military engagements and the militarization of civilian life, and the dramatic increase in day-to-day insecurity associated with contemporary crises in health care, housing, incarceration, personal debt, and unemployment.

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9780521880589 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 31, 2010, cover price $89.99

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9780521706810 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 31, 2010, cover price $29.99

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Product Description: With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love...read more

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9781583229262 | Seven Stories Pr, December 7, 2010, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.

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Product Description: What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world? Why is violence often used to achieve religious, cultural or political goals? Can we understand the search for the extreme that increasingly shapes violence today?   From 1960s student movements to today's global jihad, this text explores the factors and debates shaping violence and terrorism in our contemporary society...read more

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9780230224735, titled "Our Violent World: Terrorism in Society" | Palgrave Macmillan, April 30, 2013, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world?

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9780230224742, titled "Our Violent World: Terrorism in Society" | Palgrave Macmillan, April 30, 2013, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world?

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