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Violence and Nonviolence

Conceptual Excursions into Phantom Opposites

Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Canada .
Written in English.

About the Book

Through an original and close reading of the key literature regarding both revolutionary violence and nonviolence, this book collapses the widely-assumed concepts of violence and nonviolence as mutually exclusive. By revealing that violence and nonviolence are braided concepts arising from human action, Peyman Vahabzadeh submits that in many cases the actions deemed to be either violent or nonviolent might actually produce outcomes that are not essentially different.

Vahabzadeh offers a conceptual phenomenology of the key thinkers and theorists of both revolutionary violence and various approaches to nonviolence. Arguing that violence is inseparable from civilizations, Violence and Nonviolence concludes by making a number of original conceptualizations regarding the relationship between violence and nonviolence, exploring the possibility of a nonviolent future and proposing to understand the relationship between the two concepts as concentric, not opposites.

Table of Contents

Back to Violence 3
1. Towards a Radical Phenomenology of (Non)Violence 20
2. Deworlding, Reworlding, Phenomenal Violence 49
3. Acts of Liberation 75
4. On Liberation’s Magical Moment 102
Interregnum 157
5. Logistical Necessity and Pragmatic Nonviolence 162
6. On the Utility of Nonviolence: Peace and the Question of Justice 180
7. Ethics of Nonviolence 200
8. Conflictual Politics of Nonviolence 238
Conclusions: Not Opposites, Concentric! 286
Bibliography 319
Index 331

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.6
Library of Congress
HM1116 .V34 2019
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2018275560
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
HM1116 V34 2019

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiv, 342p.
Number of pages
342
Dimensions
22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27588666M
ISBN 10
1487523181
ISBN 13
978-1-4875-2318-3
LC Control Number
2018275560
OCLC/WorldCat
1104669429
Google
URSEDwAAQBAJ
Goodreads
39653918
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