Login

Spierenburg, Pieter

Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body Through Time

Spierenburg, Pieter - Violence and Punishment: Civilizing the Body Through Time, ebook

81,80€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9780745663982
DRM Restrictions

Printing74 pages with an additional page accrued every 10 hours, capped at 74 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

This innovative book tells the fascinating tale of the long histories of violence, punishment, and the human body, and how they are all connected. Taking the decline of violence and the transformation of punishment as its guiding themes, the book highlights key dynamics of historical and social change, and charts how a refinement and civilizing of manners, and new forms of celebration and festival, accompanied the decline of violence.

Pieter Spierenburg, a leading figure in historical criminology, skillfully extends his view over three continents, back to the middle ages and even beyond to the Stone Age. Ranging along the way from murder to etiquette, from social control to popular culture, from religion to death, and from honor to prisons, every chapter creatively uses the theories of Norbert Elias, while also engaging with the work of Foucault and Durkheim.

The scope and rigor of the analysis will strongly interest scholars of criminology, history, and sociology, while the accessible style and the intriguing stories on which the book builds will appeal to anyone interested in the history of violence and punishment in civilization.

Keywords: Criminology, civilizing process, civilization, murder, personal violence, social control, history, criminology, historical criminology, crime

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
248 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745663982
Printed ISBN
9780745653495

Similar titles