Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781783602384 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783602391 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Histories of Violence

Post-War Critical Thought

Edited by Brad Evans and Terrell Carver

Histories of Violence

Edited by Brad Evans and Terrell Carver

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781783602384 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783602391 Published February 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Though we can all agree that violence is a devastating plague upon human existence and that  peace would lead to more prosperous relations around the world, violence still continues to be deployed by a wide range of groups for numerous political and social ends. And though we all fear violence, what actually constitutes violence, who perpetuates it, and why, are questions of great debate, which have drawn the attention of the world’s foremost thinkers for centuries. Offering an accessible introduction to post-war critical thought on the topic, Histories of Violence examines how many prominent theorists from Hannah Arendt to Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, and Slavoj Žižek have grappled with these questions.

 Offering an insightful and thought-provoking guide to the work of many famous writers who continue to influence and inform contemporary political, philosophical, sociological, and cultural study, Histories of Violence is an essential interrogation of critical thought as it relates to an ever-present topic.
 
Contents
About the contributors
 
1 The Subject of Violence
Brad Evans and Terrell Carver
2 Walter Benjamin
James Martel
3 Hannah Arendt
Kimberly Hutchings
4 Frantz Fanon
Lewis R. Gordon
5 Michel Foucault
Brad Evans
6 Jacques Derrida
Gregg Lambert
7 Gilles Deleuze
Ian Buchanan
8 Judith Butler
Jelke Boesten
9 Zygmunt Bauman
Keith Tester
10 Paul Virilio
Mark Lacy
11 Giorgio Agamben
Marcelo Svirsky
12 Slavoj Žižek
13 Cynthia Enloe
Terrell Carver
 
Index
 
Review Quotes
Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles
“From Benjamin to Fanon, Arendt to Enloe, these introductions, penned by some of the most important political thinkers writing today, shed light on the urgent need for a sustained reflection on the why and how of violence. This volume will inspire instructors and students and will make a necessary addition to any classroom curriculum."
Simon Tormey, University of Sydney
“Brings together insights from across the canon of contemporary theory in an accessible but thought-provoking manner, and with a stellar cast of contributors. This is a remarkable collection that will no doubt become essential reading for everyone interested in the nature of violence.”
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