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Violence in Canada : sociopolitical perspectives /
Jeffrey Ian Ross, editor ; with a new introduction by the editor ; and foreword by Ted Robert Gurr.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2004.
description
xlii, 362 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0765808072 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2004.
isbn
0765808072 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5117422
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Many people consider Canada, particularly in comparison to its southern cousin, as a 'peaceable kingdom'. However, as the historical record shows, Canadians have never been a thoroughly non-violent people. This work covers historical and contemporary violence in the country.
Main Description
Although Canada is popularly viewed as "the peaceful kingdom," Canadians have never been a thoroughly non-violent people. Violence in Canada highlights the major areas and contexts where violence takes place. A foreword by Ted Robert Gurr (editor of the seminal Violence in America, 3/e) is followed by an account of historical violence on our western frontier. Other scholars describe contemporary violence: by and against aboriginal peoples, women, children, and the elderly; in labor-capital disputes; homicide; police and prison violence; terrorism; and government responses. Jeffrey Ian Ross's introduction outlines the sociopolitical dynamics of violence, and his summary chapter offers directions for future research. The book makes an important contribution to Canadian studies worldwide.
Main Description
Many people consider Canada, particularly in comparison to its southern cousin, as a "peaceable kingdom." However, as the historical record demonstrates, Canadians have never been a thoroughly non-violent people. Violence in Canada highlights from an interdisciplinary perspective the major areas and contexts where violence takes place. Consisting of thirteen contributions, the book forms an indispensable guide to the subject. All of the authors are experts in their field, many with international reputations, and are drawn from the fields of sociology, political science, history, and criminology. The foreword by Ted Robert Gurr, author of Violence in America , is followed by an historical analysis of violence on the Canadian western frontier. Other scholars describe contemporary violence: by and against indigenous peoples, women, children, and the elderly; in labor-related disputes; homicide; police and prison violence; terrorism; and discuss government responses and policy implications. Each chapter specifically addresses the sociological and political dimensions of violence. The authors make ample use of statistics and empirical research. Jeffrey Ian Ross's introduction outlines the sociopolitical dynamics of violence, and his summary chapter offers directions for future research. When the book was first published in 1995 it was widely praised by scholarly journals and has since become a standard text in the study of violence and modern Canadian cultural studies. The book is all the more valuable as its new introduction places its findings in the context of research that has been produced since the original publication. Violence in Canada will be of interest to sociologists, criminologists, and political scientists. Jeffrey Ian Ross is an associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy and fellow with the Center for Comparative and International Law, University of Baltimore. His work has appeared in many academic journals and chapters in academic texts, as well as articles in popular magazines in Canada and the United States. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of eight books. Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. Among his books are Why Men Rebel and Violence in America .
Table of Contents
Foreword
Violence in Canada: An Introduction to its Sociopolitical Dynamics
Violence on the Western Canadian Frontier: A Historical Perspective
On Violence and Healing: Aboriginal Experiences, 1960-1993
Worker Insurgency and Social Control: Violence By and Against Labour in Canada
Intimate Male Violence Against Women in Canada
Violence By and Against Children in Canada
Violence and the Elderly
Homicide in Canada
Violence by Municipal Police in Canada: 1977-1992
A Sociopolitical Approach to the Reproduction of Violence in Canadian Prisons
Terrorism in Canada, 1960-1992
The Response of Democratic Governments to Violence
Conclusion: Summary and Future Directions
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