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By Bettina Schmidt, Ingo Schroeder

ISBN-10: 0415229057

ISBN-13: 9780415229050

Anthropology of Violence has only in the near past constructed right into a box of analysis in its personal correct and as such it really is nonetheless really fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and clash seeks to redress this fragmentation and advance a style of cross-cultural research. The research of vital conflicts, similar to wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka in addition to a number of much less publicised conflicts, all goal to create a conception of violence as cross-culturally acceptable as attainable. most significantly this quantity makes use of the anthropology of violence as a device to assist within the attainable prevention of violence and clash on this planet this present day.

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Moreover, there may be no other form of social relations that has the propensity to recreate and reimagine collectivities and loyalties, to redraw or strengthen social boundaries as radically as violent confrontation. Invoking Simmel one more time, we suggest paying close attention to this dynamic property of violence that cannot only destroy lives and social bonds but is also a powerful instrument in the creation of social worlds (cf. Bowman, this volume pp. 25–46). Both sides of this Janus-faced quality of violence have only recently become painfully obvious to the world watching the horrors of war in the Balkans.

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