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The Cambridge World History of Violence

The Cambridge World History of Violence

Volume 4. 1800 to the Present

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Louise Edwards, Nigel Penn, Jay Winter, Patricia O'Brien, Kama Maclean, Benjamin Zachariah, Jason Morgan Ward, Mark Juergensmeyer, Hamit Bozarslan, Joanna Bourke, Lisa Featherstone, Pieter Siedenburg, Emma Griffin, Lyndall Ryan, Amanda Nettelbeck, Benjamin Claude Brower, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Bruno Cabanes, Jochen Hellbeck, Takashi Yoshida, Peter McPhee, Jeremy Teow, Dan Ston, Mark Levene, Zhou Xun, Gerry van Klinken, Heonik Kwon, James P. Daughton, Robert H. Holden, James Tyner, Randall Law, Clive Emsley, James Kendrick, Jolyon Mitchell, Joy Damousi, Jordana Silverstein, Mary Tomsic
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  • Publication planned for: March 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107151567

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  • This book explores one of the most intractable problems of human existence - our propensity to inflict violence. It provides readers with case studies of political, social, economic, religious, structural and interpersonal violence from across the entire globe since 1800. It also examines the changing representations of violence in diverse media and the cultural significance of its commemoration. Together, the chapters provide in-depth understanding of the ways that humans have perpetrated violence, justified its use, attempted to contain its spread, and narrated the stories of its impacts. Readers also gain insight into the mechanisms by which the parameters about the acceptable limits to and locations of violence have dramatically altered over the course of a few decades. Leading experts from around the world have pooled their knowledge to provide concise, authoritative examinations of the complex phenomenon of human violence. Annotated bibliographies provide overviews of the shape of the research field.

    • Facilitates a comparative understanding of violence as a significant common phenomenon across all human societies
    • Explains how new technology and new forms of social organization enhance or constrain violence
    • Presents new insights into the changing social, political and economic significances of violence in human society
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    • Publication planned for: March 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107151567
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Louise Edwards, Nigel Penn and Jay Winter
    Part I. Race, Religion and Nationalism:
    1. Empires and indigenous worlds: violence and the Pacific Ocean, 1760 to 1930s Patricia O'Brien
    2. Religious violence in late Imperial China
    3. Violence, non-violence, the state, and the nation: India, 1858–1958 Kama Maclean and Benjamin Zachariah
    4. Racial violence in North America since the Civil War Jason Morgan Ward
    5. Religion and violence in modern South Asia Mark Juergensmeyer
    6. Violence in the Middle East Hamit Bozarslan
    Part II. Intimate and Gendered Violence:
    7. A global history of sexual violence Joanna Bourke
    8. Sexual and domestic violence in global perspective Lisa Featherstone
    9. Homicide in global perspective Pieter Siedenburg
    10. Violence and sport, 1800–2000 Emma Griffin
    Part III. Warfare, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World:
    11. Frontier violence in the British Empire Lyndall Ryan and Amanda Nettelbeck
    12. Genealogies of modern violence, Arendt and imperialism in Africa, 1830–1914 Benjamin Claude Brower
    13. Political and public violence in the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey Hans-Lukas Kieser
    14. Violence and the First World War Bruno Cabanes
    15. Violence and the Second World War Jochen Hellbeck
    16. Violence and the Japanese Empire Takashi Yoshida
    Part IV. The State, Revolution and Social Change: Introduction
    17. Change and continuity in collective violence in France, 1780–1870 Peter McPhee and Jeremy Teow
    18. The concentration camp Dan Ston
    19. Geographies of genocide: the European Rimlands, 1912–53 Mark Levene
    20. Violence during the Great Leap Forward in Mao's China, 1958–1961 Zhou Xun
    21. Mass murder in Indonesia and its aftermaths Gerry van Klinken
    22. The violence of the Cold War Heonik Kwon
    23. Crime and punishment in modern Africa James P. Daughton
    24. Violence, the state and revolution in Latin America Robert H. Holden
    25. The contradictions of mass violence in Cambodia, 1975–1979 James Tyner
    26. Terrorism in the modern world Randall Law
    Part V. Representations and Constructions of Violence:
    28. Criminal violence and culture in Europe Clive Emsley
    29. Extreme violence and Western cinema James Kendrick
    30. Representations of violence through the media Jolyon Mitchell
    31. Remembering and forgetting violence in the twentieth century Joy Damousi, Jordana Silverstein and Mary Tomsic.

  • Editors

    Louise Edwards, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Louise Edwards is Scientia Professor of Chinese History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her research explores women in politics in China and Asia and gendered cultures of war in China, as well as Chinese literature and intellectual history. Her most recent sole-authored books include Gender Politics and Democracy: Women's Suffrage in China (2008) and Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China (2016), and Citizens of Beauty: Drawing Democratic Dreams in Republican China (forthcoming). Professor Edwards is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.

    Nigel Penn, University of Cape Town
    Nigel Penn is Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He has written about the impact of colonialism on the Khoisan societies of southern Africa and on the nature of early colonial society in both the Dutch and British periods. He is the co-editor of several books including Written Culture in a Colonial Context: Africa and the Americas, 1500–1900 (with Adrien Delmas 2011), and most recently Science, Africa and Europe: Processing Information and Creating Knowledge (with Martin Lengwiler and Patrick Harries, 2019). Among his sole-authored books is The Forgotten Frontier: Colonist and Khoisan on the Cape's Northern Frontier in the Eighteenth Century (2005).

    Jay Winter, Yale University, Connecticut
    Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, Connecticut. He is a specialist on World War I and its impact on the twentieth century, and the author or co-author of twenty-five books, including Socialism and the Challenge of War: Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912–18 (2014); Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); 1914–1918: Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996); Rene Cassin and Human Rights (with Antoine Prost, 2013); and most recently, War beyond Words: Languages of Remembrance from The Great War to the Present (2017). In addition he has edited or co-edited thirty books and contributed 130 book chapters to edited volumes. He is a founder of the Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, at Péronne, Somme, France.

    Contributors

    Louise Edwards, Nigel Penn, Jay Winter, Patricia O'Brien, Kama Maclean, Benjamin Zachariah, Jason Morgan Ward, Mark Juergensmeyer, Hamit Bozarslan, Joanna Bourke, Lisa Featherstone, Pieter Siedenburg, Emma Griffin, Lyndall Ryan, Amanda Nettelbeck, Benjamin Claude Brower, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Bruno Cabanes, Jochen Hellbeck, Takashi Yoshida, Peter McPhee, Jeremy Teow, Dan Ston, Mark Levene, Zhou Xun, Gerry van Klinken, Heonik Kwon, James P. Daughton, Robert H. Holden, James Tyner, Randall Law, Clive Emsley, James Kendrick, Jolyon Mitchell, Joy Damousi, Jordana Silverstein, Mary Tomsic

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