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Gwaihir
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I recently got in a heated debate over violence and violent media and the argument ended inconclusively. . needless to say I learned some things about myself and about anger and personal violent streaks, but I still don't understand a lot of things.

Can anyone recommend some good insightful books on the study of violence?

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Heather
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Well, one of the most classic texts on the matter is Konrad Lorenz' "On Aggression," so that might be a good place to start, especially paired with Hannah Arendt's "On Violence," also a pretty cornerstone text.

Robin Morgan's "The Demon Lover" is also a favorite of mine, and you might also want to look at Cynthia Carter's "Violence and the Media," "Mayhem: Violence as Public Entertainment," by Sissela Bok, and/or "Violence: Reflections on a national Epidemic," by James Gilligan.

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Gwaihir
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Thanks so much! Personally, I dislike glorified violence in media, but I'm ok with watching movies where there's violence that's portrayed as what it is: horrifying and awful. I also like cartoon violence, so as you can see, I'm pretty conflicted about the whole thing.
These books sound like an an awesome way to start sorting things out. [Smile]

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Justice Is A Woman With A Sword by D.A. Clarke

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