The Anthropology of violence

  title={The Anthropology of violence},
  author={David Riches},
  • D. Riches
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Political Science, Sociology
COURSE DESCRIPTION This class presents an upper division introduction to the anthropology of violence. We begin with a brief discussion of the biological basis of aggression and archaeological evidence of past human conflicts. We then discuss three different forms of violence: structural violence (violence imposed by large-scale social structures), symbolic violence (violence inherent in identity politics such as sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, and jingoistic nationalism), and state violence… 
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