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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 384 Seiten
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Beschreibung

"What motivates violence? How can good and compassionate people hurt and kill others, or themselves? Why are people much more likely to kill or assault people they know well, rather than strangers? This provocative and radical book shows that people mostly commit violence because they genuinely feel that it is the morally right thing to do. In perpetrators' minds, violence may be the morally necessary and proper way to regulate social relationships according to cultural precepts, precedents and prototypes. These moral motivations apply equally to the violence of the heroes of the Iliad, to parents smacking their child, and many modern murders and everyday acts of violence. Virtuous Violence presents a wide-ranging exploration of violence across differentcultures and historical eras, demonstrating how people feel obligated to violently create, sustain, end, and honor social relationships in order to make them right, according to morally motivated cultural ideals"--

Autorentext

Alan Page Fiske is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has also served as Director of the Behavior Evolution and Culture Center, and Director of the Culture, Brain, and Development Center. He has worked abroad for eight years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, WHO consultant and Peace Corps Country Director as well as conducting ethnographic fieldwork. He is widely known for his Relational Models Theory, the only comprehensive, integrated theory of human sociality, which has been tested and applied in numerous studies by hundreds of researchers. Tage Shakti Rai is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ford Center for Global Citizenship in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is known for developing Relationship Regulation Theory, which argues that morality cannot be understood independent of sociality, and that diversity in moral judgments and behaviors are driven by patterns in the social relationships within which they occur.



Klappentext

A radical study, arguing that violence does not result from a breakdown of morality, but is morally motivated. It contrasts with prevailing theories on violence, offering a thought-provoking counterpoint.



Zusammenfassung
Why do people hurt and kill others, or themselves? This provocative book argues that people mostly commit violence because they feel that it is the morally right thing to do. Virtuous Violence shows how human nature, culture, and social relationships can generate violence - or nonviolence.

Inhalt

The point; 1. Why are people violent?; 2. Violence is morally motivated to regulate social relationships; 3. Defense, punishment, and vengeance; 4. The right and obligation of parents, police, kings and Gods to violently enforce their authority; 5. Contests of violence: fighting for respect and solidarity; 6. Honor and shame; 7. War; 8. Violence to obey, honor and connect with the Gods; 9. On relational morality: what are its boundaries, what guides it and how is it computed?; 10. The prevailing wisdom; 11. Intimate partner violence; 12. Rape; 13. Making them one with us: initiation, clitoridectomy, infibulation, circumcision and castration; 14. Torture; 15. Homicide: he had it coming; 16. Ethnic violence and genocide; 17. Self-harm and suicide; 18. Violent bereavement; 19. Non-bodily violence: robbery; 20. The specific form of violence for constituting each relational model; 21. Why do people use violence to constitute their social relationships, rather than using some other medium?; 22. Metarelational models that inhibit or provide alternatives to violence; 23. How do we end violence?; 24. Evolutionary, philosophical, legal, psychological and research implications; The denouement.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships
Untertitel: Hurting Killing to Create, Sustain, End, Honor Social Relationships
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EAN: 9781107458918
ISBN: 978-1-107-45891-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 500g
Größe: H226mm x B151mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2014