"I Like the Idea of Killing But Not the Idea of Cruelty": How New Zealand youth negotiate the pleasures of simulated violence


For all its horror, you can’t help but gape at the awful majesty of combat ... It fills the eye. It commands you. You hate it, yes, but your eyes do not’ [19]. The aim of this paper is to account for the experience of a two-year research project, funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand. This project sought to interrogate commonly articulated beliefs… (More)


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