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Durkheim and violence /
[edited by] S. Romi Mukherjee.
imprint
Chichester ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell ; Unesco, 2010.
description
200 p.
ISBN
1444332759 (Paper), 9781444332759 (Paper)
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Chichester ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell ; Unesco, 2010.
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1444332759 (Paper)
9781444332759 (Paper)
catalogue key
7101883
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Interdisciplinary and international in scope, this volume forms the foundations for a Durkheimian sociology of violence, exploring the political anthropology of war, the rapport between power and the sacred, and various forms of contemporary irrationalism ranging from mass-mediated suicide to torture at Abu Ghraib. Offers new theoretical paradigms and original theory Forms the foundations for a radical Durkheimian sociology of violence Explores the political anthropology of war, ranging from mass-mediated suicide to torture at Abu Ghraib Contributions are made be leading Durkheim experts
Long Description
Emerging shortly after the 150 th anniversary of Emile Durkheim's birth, Durkheim and Violence, offers new and radical Durkheimian perspectives one of the most pressing issue of our age: violence. Tackling the question of violence in the Durkheimian oeuvre itself, this volume also boldly offers Durkheimian and Post Durkheimian explorations of such controversial, but timely subjects such as Abu-Ghraib, mass-mediated suicide, war, and the ontology of power and the sacred.Edited by S. Romi Mukherjee, an expert on the Durkheimian sociology of religions and Durkheimianism in inter-war France, the volume includes articles by an inter-disciplinary and international cast of expert sociologists, political theorists, philosophers, and historians of religion. While confronting Durkheimianism in context, the volume also turns the Durkheimian corpus towards a confrontation with various forms of contemporary irrationalism. The volume thus reveals the currency of the Durkheimian tradition, while charting new paths in modern, post-modern, and hyper-modern theory.
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Emerging shortly after the 150th anniversary of Emile Durkheim's birth, Durkheim and Violence, offers new and radical perspectives on one of the most pressing issue ofour age: violence. Tackling the question of violence in the Durkheimian oeuvre itself,this volume also boldly offers Durkheimian and Post Durkheimian explorations ofsuch controversial, but timely subjects such as Abu-Ghraib, mass-mediated suicide,war, and the ontology of power and the sacred.Edited by S. Romi Mukherjee, an expert on the Durkheimian sociology of religions and Durkheimianism in inter-war France, the volume includes articles by an interdisciplinary and international cast of expert sociologists, political theorists, philosophers, and historians of religion. While confronting Durkheimianism in context, the volume also turns the Durkheimian corpus towards a confrontation with various forms of contemporary irrationalism. The volume thus reveals the currency of the Durkheimian tradition, while charting new paths in modern, post-modern, and hyper-modern theory.
Back Cover Copy
Emerging shortly after the 150th anniversary of Emile Durkheim's birth, Durkheim and Violence , offers new and radical perspectives on one of the most pressing issue ofour age: violence. Tackling the question of violence in the Durkheimian oeuvre itself,this volume also boldly offers Durkheimian and Post Durkheimian explorations ofsuch controversial, but timely subjects such as Abu-Ghraib, mass-mediated suicide,war, and the ontology of power and the sacred. Edited by S. Romi Mukherjee, an expert on the Durkheimian sociology of religions and Durkheimianism in inter-war France, the volume includes articles by an interdisciplinary and international cast of expert sociologists, political theorists, philosophers, and historians of religion. While confronting Durkheimianism in context, the volume also turns the Durkheimian corpus towards a confrontation with various forms of contemporary irrationalism. The volume thus reveals the currency of the Durkheimian tradition, while charting new paths in modern, post-modern, and hyper-modern theory.
Table of Contents
Abstracts
Introduction: On violence as the negativity of the Durkheimian: between anomie, sacrifice, and effervescence
Durkheim's theory of violence
Durkheimism: a model for external constraint without a theory of violence
Durkheim, the question of violence and the Paris Commune of 1871
Durkheimian sociology, biology and the theory of social conflict
''Change only for the benefit of society as a whole'': pragmatism, knowledge and regimes of violence
Festival, vacation, war: Roger Caillois and the politics of paroxysm
Durkheim's concept of de're`glement retranslated, Parsons's reading of Durkheim re-parsed: an examination of post-emotional displacement, scapegoating and responsibility at Abu Ghraib
''A new kind of fear'': Jean Baudrillard's neo-Durkheimian theory of mass-mediated suicide
From political emergencies and states of exception to exceptional states and emergent politics: a neo-Durkheimian alternative to Agamben
References
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