Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

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Lester R. Kurtz, Jennifer E. Turpin
Academic Press, 1999 - Social Science - 2400 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, a three-volume set written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world, takes advantage of increasing, worldwide awareness in the public, private, commercial, and academic sectors about manifestations of violence in all segments of society. While the contributors do not use these volumes to make specific arguments, they do describe and clarify the developments in thought that have led to current theories about and positions on violence and peace. Our reviewers consistently note that while many in-depth studies of war, peace, and aggression exist, the attendant specialization keeps scholars from learning about related fields. No publication competing with the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict can satisfy their need for a vast introductory work to such a diverse and socially-important field. This major work includes more than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references and more than 2,000 bibliography entries for further reading which are arranged alphabetically for easy access.

Key Features
* More than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references
* Article outline and glossary of key terms begin each article
* Entries arranged alphabetically for easy access
* Three-volume set with subject index of over 750 entries
* Articles written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Family Structure and Family Violence and Nonviolence
1
Chapter 2 Feminist and Peace Perspectives on Women
13
Chapter 3 Folklore
21
Chapter 4 Gangs
33
Chapter 5 Gender Studies
41
Chapter 6 Genocide and Democide
53
Chapter 7 Guerrilla Warfare
75
Chapter 8 Hate Crimes
89
Assessment and Management of Violent Patients
413
Chapter 35 Militarism
423
Chapter 36 Militarism and Development in Underdeveloped Societies
433
Chapter 37 Military Culture
447
Chapter 38 Military Deterrence and Statecraft
463
Chapter 39 MilitaryIndustrial Complex Contemporary Significance
475
Chapter 40 MilitaryIndustrial Complex Organization and History
487
Chapter 41 Minorities as Perpetrators and Victims of Crime
497

Chapter 9 Health Consequences of War and Political Violence
103
Chapter 10 Homicide
123
Chapter 11 Homosexuals Violence toward
139
Chapter 12 Human Nature Views of
153
Chapter 13 Human Rights
167
Chapter 14 Indigenous Peoples Responses to Conquest
179
Chapter 15 Industrial versus Preindustrial Forms of Violence
197
Chapter 16 Institutionalization of Nonviolence
211
Chapter 17 Institutionalization of Violence
223
Chapter 18 International Relations Overview
231
Chapter 19 International Variation in Attitudes toward Violence
247
Chapter 20 Interpersonal Conflict History of
257
Chapter 21 Justification for Violence
269
Chapter 22 JustWar Criteria
283
Chapter 23 Juvenile Crime
295
Chapter 24 Language of War and Peace The
303
Chapter 25 Law and Violence
313
Chapter 26 Legal Theories and Remedies
323
Chapter 27 Linguistic Constructions of Violence Peace and Conflict
333
Chapter 28 LongTerm Effects of War on Children
345
Chapter 29 Mass Conflict and the Participants Attitudes toward
361
Chapter 30 Mass Media and Dissent
375
Chapter 31 Mass Media General View
377
Chapter 32 Means and Ends
391
Chapter 33 Mediation and Negotiation Techniques
403
Chapter 42 Moral Judgments and Values
517
Chapter 43 Neuropsychology and Mythology of Motivation for Group Aggression
529
Chapter 44 Nongovernmental Actors in International Politics
547
Chapter 45 Nonviolence Theory and Practice
555
Chapter 46 Nonviolent Action
567
Chapter 47 Nuclear Warfare
575
Chapter 48 Nuclear Weapons Policies
591
Chapter 49 Organized Crime
607
Chapter 50 Peace Agreements
617
Chapter 51 Peace and the Arts
629
Chapter 52 Peace and Democracy
643
Chapter 53 Peace Culture
653
Chapter 54 Peace Definitions and Concepts of
669
Colleges and Universities
679
Peace Museums
691
Youth
705
Chapter 57 Peaceful Societies
719
Chapter 58 Peacekeeping
735
Chapter 59 Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
755
Chapter 60 Peace Movements
771
Chapter 61 Peace Organizations Nongovernmental
787
Chapter 62 Peace Prizes
795
Chapter 63 Peace Studies Overview
809
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Lester R. Kurtz has served as Chair of the Peace Studies Association and of the Peace and War Section of the American Sociological Association. He is a Danforth Fellow and recipient of the Fulbright Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation Grant (Republic of China), American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship, and the Indo-U.S. Subcommission Fellowship. He is a professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Tunghai University, and the University of Delhi. He holds a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Chicago and an M.A.R. in religion from Yale University. He has written widely on peace and conflict, world religions, Ghandi, nonviolence, and the arms race, and has lectured in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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