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Phenomenology of Violence (2 Vols. Set)

by: K. Ramakrishna Rao

It is an attempt to describe and address violence as it manifests in public life. There is violence in all the three spheres of human functioning — thought, action, and passion. With person-based violence, there are group violence, identity conflicts, and violence against nature as well.

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ISBN: 9788124609118
Year Of Publication: 2018
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxi, 700
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29
Weight: 1800

Overview

Phenomenology of Violence describes violence as it manifests in public life. There is very little written on violence that disturbs peace. Violence, per se, is more than physical abuse and it spreads across different realms. Aggression, casteism, child exploitation, coercion, drug abuse, ethnic and religious violence, gender discrimination, naxalism, sexual abuse, suicide, and terrorism are some of the manifestations of violence. Violence occurs in all the three spheres of human functioning — thought, action, and passion.
Violence is a part of man’s nature and is grounded in his animal origins. Going by Mahatma Gandhi, man is a composite of brute and human elements. Violence is not merely person-based. In addition, we have group violence, identity conflicts, and excesses against nature as well. Violence is involved in all acts of hate and selfishness, whereas nonviolence is grounded in love and altruism.
This volume addresses varied aspects of violence: its causes, nature, and solutions. Luminaries such as Albert Schweitzer, Bertrand Russell, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela were some of the prominent protagonists of peace, who denounced aggression, discrimination, violence and war.
At a time of religio-political violence across the globe along with other forms of violence, this volume gives out the message that until we bring about peace in our life, both internal and external, we cannot overcome violence and that the ultimate recourse to peace is nonviolence.

Vol. 1. ISBN: 9788124609095
Vol. 2. ISNB: 9788124609101

Contents

Foreword
– K. Ramakrishna Rao
Introduction
– B. Sambasiva Prasad
Volume 1
1. Identity-violence : Gandhi’s Approach
– K. Ramakrishna Rao
2. Jaina Approach to (A)himsa
– Saroj Kanta Kar
3. (A)himsa in Buddhism
– Saroj Kanta Kar
4. (A)himsa : Classical Indian Perspective
– Saroj Kanta Kar
5. Islam and Violence
– Anwar Alam
6. Law and Violence
– Y. Satyanarayana
7. Perspectives on Aggression
– B. Nalini
8. Telangana and Andhra Agitations vis-à-vis Their Areas of Conflict
– R. Venkat Reddy
9. Narratives of Coercion : Law as a Social Determinant of Clinical Interactions in Mental Hospitals
– V. Bhargavi Davar
10. Gandhian Perspective of Violence and Alternatives to Violence
– B. Nalini
11. Peace Psychology : Social Psychological Perspectives on Peace and Conflict Management
– Girishwar Misra
Volume 2
12. Perpetual Peace: A Philosopher’s Pipe Dream
– K. Ramakrishna Rao
13. Suicide as a Form of Violence : An Interdisciplinary Review
– B. Nalini
14. Biological Basis of Violence
– Deepa Mohan
15. Child Abuse
– Sanjana Bhatia Seth
16. Anatomy of Youth Violence in India
– M. Malakondaiah
17. Gender Violence in India
– K. Radhakrishna Murty
18. Sexual Violence in India against Women
– Shazneen Limjerwala
19. Caste as a Structural Violence : Ambedkar’s Perspective
– B. Sambasiva Prasad
20. Youth Violence : Perspectives from Kashmir
– Shobna Sonpar
21. Negotiating Peace in Ethnic Conflicts : The North-East India Experience
– Archana Upadhyay
22. Negotiating with Maoists
– P.V. Ramana
23. Containing Ethnic Violence in India
– V. Sreemannarayana Murthy
24. Women in Conflict Resolution
– B. Nalini
25. Containing Violence : Measures of Resolution
– K. Aravinda Rao
Afterword
– K. Ramakrishna Rao
contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Prof. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao is currently Chancellor of GITAM University. His previous assignments include Chairman, ICPR (2006-12); President, Institute for Human Science & Service (1998- ), Executive Director, Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, USA (1988-94); Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University (1984-87); Director, Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC (1976-84) and Professor of Psychology, Andhra University (1968-82). Prof. Rao was thrice President of Parapsychological Association, the US-based international society of scientists involved in parapsychological research and twice President of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. He is currently President of the Asian Congress of Philosophy. Prof. Rao received numerous academic and civic honours, including Padmasri, D.Lit (Honoris Causa) by Andhra University and Kakatiya University and honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Acharya Nagarjuna University. Prof. Rao published twenty books and over 200 research papers. His major books include Cognitive Anomalies, Consciousness and Yoga, Gandhi and Applied Spirituality, Consciousness Studies: Cross-cultural Perspectives, Gandhi and Pragmatism, and Experimental Parapsychology.
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