The Resource Beaten down : a history of interpersonal violence in the West, David Peterson del Mar

Beaten down : a history of interpersonal violence in the West, David Peterson del Mar

Label
Beaten down : a history of interpersonal violence in the West
Title
Beaten down
Title remainder
a history of interpersonal violence in the West
Statement of responsibility
David Peterson del Mar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The word "violence" conjures up images of terrorism, bombings, and lynchings. Beaten down is concerned with more prosaic acts of physical force--a husband slapping his wife, a parent taking a birch branch to a child, a pair of drunken friends squaring off to establish who is the "better man." David Peterson del Mar accounts for the social relations of power that lie behind this intimate form of violence, this "white noise" that has always been with us, humming quietly between more explosive acts of violence. Broad in its chronological and cultural sweep, Beaten down examines interpersonal violence in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia beginning with Native American cultures before colonization and continuing into the mid-twentieth century. The author has drawn on a vast array of vivid sources, including newspaper accounts, autobiographies, novels, oral histories, historical and ethnographic publications, and hundreds of detailed court cases to account for not only the relative frequency of different forms of violence, but also the shifting definitions and perceptions of what constitutes violence. This is a thoughtful and probing account of how and why people have hit each other and the manner in which opinion makers and ordinary citizens have censured, defended, or celebrated such acts. His conclusions have important implications for an understanding of violence and perceptions of violence in contemporary society
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.6/0978
Index
index present
LC call number
HM886
LC item number
.P474 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Beaten down : a history of interpersonal violence in the West, David Peterson del Mar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A white fist on their noses: colonization and violence -- To take your own part: violence among the settlers -- I was not there to fight: the decline and persistence of violence in the late nineteenth century -- Plucky women and crazed Italians: representing violence and marginality in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver -- To do just as he pleased: violence in the 1920s -- Big as God almighty and undemanding as dew: violence and people of African and Japanese descent
Control code
ocn740450361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800455
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27048019
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)740450361
  • pebcs0295800453

Library Locations

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