Mapping Geographies of Violence

Edited by Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer and James J. Brittain  

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The contributors to Mapping Geographies of Violence explore the multi-layered meaning of violence and the various ways it occupies our daily lives, be they overt, institutional, structural or covert. With an eye towards social justice, each chapter offers a discrete definition of violence and provides readers with a range of theoretical orientations, from social psychology, symbolic interactionism and Marxism to discourse analysis. From these perspectives, several examples of violence are explored: anti-feminism, police raids, gendered violence, mental illness, sex work and poverty.

Mapping Geographies of Violence presents readers with a larger understanding and analysis of how violence, far from just an expression of individuals or groups, is rooted in social constructs like class, patriarchy and racism.

  • Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781552669747
  • October 2017
  • 240 Pages
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  • ISBN: 9781773634746
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  • Introduction (Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer)
  • Theorizing Violence Through an Approach toward Power (James J. Brittain)
  • Making Violence Remarkable: Reconsiderations of Everyday Gender Violences (Diane Naugler)
  • ‘Just one more I swear’: Interrogating Covert Violence, Discursive Coercion, and Power Structures within‘Addiction’ Treatment Modalities (Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer)
  • A Violent Escape: Scripting Intra-Class Conflict and (fortifying) Contemporary Capitalist Endurance (James J. Brittain)
  • Violence Against Sex Workers: Not Part of the Job (Leslie Ann Jeffrey) • Knowing Crime and Deviance: Mapping and Limits to Certainty (Chris McCormick)
  • Violence on the Land: Examining Police Raids of Indigenous Land Protectors in Imperial Canada (Anthony Gracey)
  • Symbolic and Discursive Violence in Media Representations of Aboriginal Missing and Murdered Women (Yasmin Jiwani)
  • Global Structures of Oppression: Capitalism, Canada, and Structural Violence (Garry Leech)
  • The 7 Ps of Men’s Violence (with a new afterword) (Michael Kaufman)
  • Mapping Geographies of Violence
  • References
  • Index


  • Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer

    Acadia University

    Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Acadia University.

  • James J. Brittain

    James J. Brittain is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and a faculty member of the Social and Political Thought graduate program at Acadia University.

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