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Why We Kill - Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines (Paperback) Loot Price: R624
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Why We Kill - Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines (Paperback): Nancy Loucks, Sally Smith Holt, Joanna R....

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Why We Kill - Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines (Paperback)

Nancy Loucks, Sally Smith Holt, Joanna R. Adler

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Infanticide, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, honour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings and genocide; all involve taking of life. Put most simply, all involve killing one or more other people. Yet cultural context influences heavily how one perceives all of these, and indeed, some readers of this paragraph may already have thought: 'But surely that doesn't belong with those others, that's not really killing.'
Why We Kill examines violence in many of its manifestations, exploring how culture plays a role in people's understanding of violent action.
From the first chapter, which tries to understand multiple forms of domestic homicide including infanticide, filicide, spousal homicide and honour killings, to the final chapter's bone-chilling account of the massacre at Murambi in Rwanda, this fascinating book makes compelling reading.

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Imprint: Middlesex University Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2009
First published: February 2011
Editors: Nancy Loucks • Sally Smith Holt • Joanna R. Adler
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-1-904750-42-0
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
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LSN: 1-904750-42-7
Barcode: 9781904750420

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