General Introduction: Theorizing violence in the twenty-first century Part I. The dialectics of violence. Phenomenology of spirit / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ; Anti-Dühring / Friedrich Engels ; Capital: a critique of political economy / Karl Heinrich Marx ; Concerning violence (The wretched of the earth) / Frantz Fanon Part II. The other of violence. Actors: Hind swaraj, or Indian home rule / Mohandas K. Gandhi ; The right of emergency defense (Mein Kampf ) / Adolf Hitler ; The ballot or the bullet / Malcolm X Critics: Selections from the Prison notebooks / Antonio Gramsci ; Keywords ; Marxism and Literature / Raymond Williams ; Outline of a theory of practice / Pierre Bourdieu ; Domination and the arts of resistance / James C. Scott Part III. The institution of violence: three connections. Familial: Group psychology and the analysis of the ego / Sigmund Freud ; Social control and the powers of the weak (Heroes of their own lives) / Linda Gordon ; Battered wives / Del Martin Legal: The Shah Bano case (Shattering the myth) / Bruce B. Lawrence ; Critique of violence (Reflections) / Walter Benjamin ; Feminism, Marxism, method, and the state: an agenda for theory / Catharine MacKinnon ; Violence and the word / Robert M. Cover ; Human rights and the new world order / Chandra Muzaffar Religious: Violence and the sacred / René Girard ; Liberation and the Christian ethic (God of the oppressed) / James Cone ; Dangerous memory and alternate knowledges (Communities of resistance and solidarity) / Sharon Welch ; The Iliad, or the poem of force / Simone Weil Part IV. The state of violence. Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes ; The origins of totalitarianism / Hannah Arendt ; Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison / Michel Foucault ; Savages, barbarians, and civilized men (Anti-Oedipus) / Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari Part V. The representation of violence. Manifesto: towards a free revolutionary art / André Breton and Leon Trotsky ; Shamanism, colonialism, and the wild man: a study in terror and healing / Michael Taussig ; Shaved heads and marked bodies: representations from cultures of trauma / Kristine Stiles ; Declaration of war against Americans occupying the land of the two holy places / Osama bin Laden ; In the name of Osama Bin Laden: global terrorism and the Bin Laden brotherhood / Roland Jacquard ; Touched by fire: Doctors without Borders in a Third World crisis / Elliott Leyton.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -558) and index.
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