Peace, Conflict, and Violence. Peace Psychology for the 21st by Daniel J. Christie, Richard V. Wagner, Deborah DuNann Winter

By Daniel J. Christie, Richard V. Wagner, Deborah DuNann Winter

Peace, clash, and Violence brings jointly the major options, topics, theories, and practices which are defining peace psychology as we commence the twenty first century. This accomplished publication is rooted in psychology, yet incorporates a wide variety of interpersonal, neighborhood, nationwide and overseas contexts, a number of degrees of study from micro to macro, and multi-disciplinary views. It displays the breadth of the sphere and captures the most highbrow currents in peace psychology. provides four major currents: violence, social inequalities, peacemaking, and the pursuit of social justice. includes a wide selection of issues, together with ethnic clash, kinfolk violence, hate crimes, militarism, clash administration, social justice, nonviolent ways to peace, and peace schooling. perfect for readers attracted to peace schooling, foreign experiences, psychology, political technological know-how, anthropology, and sociology.

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One area of controversy in intimate violence involves the question of violence against men by women. While some family systems sociologists engage in national surveys and find virtually identical levels of violence between men and women in families (Berk, Berk, Loseke, & Rauma, 1983; Gelles & Straus, 1988), hospital, police, survey, and homicide data all indicate that women are Direct Violence 26 hanned by intimate violence in vastly greater proportions than are men. As Gelles writes: Unfortunately, almost all of those who try to make the case that there are as many battered men as battered women tend to omit or reduce to a parenthetical phrase the fact that no matter how much violence there is or who initiates the violence, women are as much as 10 times more likely than men to be injured in acts of domestic violence.

Limit their scope ofjustice to include only certain people, thereby perpetuating the socially unjust conditions of structural violence. Authors in Section II also look carefully at the targets of structural violence, especially women and children, because they are disproportionately harmed by structural violence worldwide. An emerging problem of the twenty-first century is globalization, which refers to the worldwide push for free markets that leave in their wake enormous inequalities on a large scale.

Finally, cyclical abusers are emotionally volatile and experience an extreme need to control intimacy. The growing recognition of a variety of psychological profiles of batterers will lead to more sophisticated, and hopefully effective, remedies for violence. In addition, the psychological complexity of battery contributes to sociological research, thereby bridging the gap between psychological and sociological approaches to intimate vio- 22 lence. For example, recent sociological research on the widespread practice of arresting batterers shows that only some types of batterers are likely to be deterred by arrest.

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