Violence Sociological Aspects
Angry White Men
American Masculinity at the End of an Era
Paperback ISBN: 1568589611
"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic The white American male voter is alive and well--and angry as hell. Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men--from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students--in pursuit of a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them. The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.
No Visible Bruises
What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Hardcover ISBN: 1635570972
An award-winning journalist and expert guest explores America's epidemic of domestic violence and how it has been misunderstood, sharing insights into what domestic violence portends about other types of violence and what countermeasures are needed today.
The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Paperback ISBN: 0802141447
One of L.A.'s most notorious gang leaders takes readers inside the world of gang wars, recounting his ascension through the gang hierarchy, surviving attacks by rival gangs, and life in prison.
The House of the Pain of Others
Chronicle of a Small Genocide
Paperback ISBN: 1555978371
Combining reportage, personal reflection, essay and academic treatise, this brilliant work of historical excavation presents the real facts surrounding the massacre of Chinese immigrants in Mexico in the early 20th century. Original.
Sons of Cain
A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 042527697x
An investigative historian, filling the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime, explores sexual serial killers throughout human history, discussing how they evolved and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes. Original.
The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
Hardcover ISBN: 1419729497
A psychologist and regular contributor to Scientific American uses academic case studies, examples from popular culture and anecdotes from everyday life to determine exactly what constitutes the concept of "evil." 30,000 first printing.
Identity And Violence
The Illusion of Destiny
Paperback ISBN: 0393329291
Arguing that the violence of today's world is as much as factor of misunderstanding as it is of cultural differences, a Nobel Laureate explains that modern conflicts have origins in illusions about identity, morality, and other factors, in an account that presents the author's vision of how the world can move toward peace. Reprint.
Another Day in the Death of America
A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
Paperback ISBN: 156858993x
WINNER OF THE 2017 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost. This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today.
Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing
Hardcover ISBN: 0316265934
Drawing on crime statistics, social research and studies of the teenage brain, the author, one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression, the roots of violence and violent crime, reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide—and what we must do about it. By the author of On Killing. 40,000 first printing.