This book presents new conceptual and theoretical approaches to violence studies. As the first research anthology to examine violating interpersonal, institutional and ideological practices as both gendered and affective processes, it raises novel questions and offers insights for understanding and resolving social and cultural problems related to violence and its prevention. The book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on various forms and intersections of different types of violence. The research ranges from the early modern era to the present day in Europe, US, Africa and Australia, representing disciplines such as gender studies, history, literature, linguistics, media and cultural studies, psychology, social psychology, social work, social policy, sociology and environmental humanities. With its integrative approach, the book proposes new ideas and tools for academics and practitioners to improve their theoretical and practical understandings of these phenomena as a source of multidimensional inequality in a globalized world.
Marita Husso is Associate Professor of Social Policy at Tampere University, Finland.
Sanna Karkulehto is Professor of Literature at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Tuija Saresma is Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Jari Eilola is Senior Researcher at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of the Jyväskylä, Finland.
Aarno Laitila is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Heli Siltala is University Teacher at the Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.