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The Resource Why we harm, Lois Presser

Why we harm, Lois Presser

Label
Why we harm
Title
Why we harm
Statement of responsibility
Lois Presser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author scrutinizes accounts of acts as diverse as genocide, environmental degradation, war, torture, terrorism, homicide, rape, and meat-eating in order to develop an original theoretical framework with which to consider harmful actions and their causes. In doing so, this book presents a general theory of harm, revealing the commonalities between actions that impose suffering and cause destruction. Harm is built on stories in which the targets of harm are reduced to one-dimensional characters, sometimes a dangerous foe, sometimes much more benign, but still a projection of our own concerns and interests. In our stories of harm, we are licensed to do the harmful deed and, at the same time, are powerless to act differently. Chapter by chapter, the author examines statements made by perpetrators of a wide variety of harmful actions. Appearing vastly different from one another at first glance, she identifies the logics they share that motivate, legitimize, and sustain them. From that point, she maps out strategies for reducing harm. -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Presser, Lois
Dewey number
303.6
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6025
LC item number
.P665 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Criminology
  • Violence
  • Violent crimes
Label
Why we harm, Lois Presser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making misery -- We are written: a narrative framework of harm -- Genocide, harm of harms -- Institutionalized harm through meat-eating -- Intimate partner violence: a familiar stranger -- Penal harm: stigma, threat, and retribution -- Synthesis -- Unmaking misery
Control code
ocn828682594
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9780813562605
Lccn
2013005975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813562599
  • (OCoLC)828682594
Label
Why we harm, Lois Presser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making misery -- We are written: a narrative framework of harm -- Genocide, harm of harms -- Institutionalized harm through meat-eating -- Intimate partner violence: a familiar stranger -- Penal harm: stigma, threat, and retribution -- Synthesis -- Unmaking misery
Control code
ocn828682594
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9780813562605
Lccn
2013005975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813562599
  • (OCoLC)828682594

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