Violence has played an essential role in human social relations. Violence and conflict often have the ability to unite, create stability, and be a productive force while at the same time generating the antithesis of these positive influences. Previous perspectives on the subject have been narrowly conceived, and this volume aims to broaden theoretical paradigms within violence studies."The Bioarchaeology of Violence" provokes readers to imagine acts of violence not as a necessary evil or an abhorrent behavior but rather as a response to certain problems. It provides different ways to think about the relationship between violence and lived experience, and lived experience and cultural processes.Experts on a wide range of ancient societies describe how violence can become ritualized over time, describe why and how certain forms of violence emerge, and explore both the costs and the benefits of violence throughout human prehistory. The contributors ultimately aim to explain why violence persists in the world today and offer insights into the factors that can disrupt and transform violence into less deadly activities.
Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Brand new. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover. Ships daily. Codice libro della libreria 1312020041
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Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0813041503
Descrizione libro University Press of Florida. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0813041503 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0489946
Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 15.88 x 23.5 cm. "Human violence is an inescapable aspect of our society and culture. As the archaeological record clearly shows, this has always been true. What is its origin? What role does it play in shaping our behavior? How do ritual acts and cultural sanctions makeviolence acceptable? These and other questions are addressed by the contributors to The Bioarchaeology of Violence. Organized thematically, the volume opens by laying the groundwork for new theoretical approaches that move beyond interpretation; it thenexamines case studies from small-scale conflict to warfare to ritualized violence. Experts on a wide range of ancient societies highlight the meaning and motivation of past uses of violence, revealing how violence often plays an important role in maintaining and suppressing the challenges to the status quo, and how it is frequently a performance meant to be witnessed by others. The interesting and nuanced insights offered in this volume explore both the costs and the benefits of violence throughout humanprehistory."--Publisher's website. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Codice libro della libreria MM-20715982
Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 304 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0813041503